Terms

Five eight-week terms are scheduled during the year with courses meeting once a week for five hours. Course enrollments average 12 students per class.

Each accelerated eight-week term is comparable to a traditional 16-week semester, and each course carries 3.5 semester hours of credit. Courses are held once a week in the evenings and on weekends at one of our many convenient locations.

Terms begin in August, October, January, March, and June, and you may begin your program in any term. Term start dates are below.

Academic Calendar

Fall I Term: August 16 - October 12

August 8-15
Business Management Comprehensive Exams

August 15
Last day to add classes online for Fall I Term 
Last day to drop classes online for 100% refund for Fall I Term

August 16
Fall I Term begins and Fall I Term tuition due

August 22
Last day to add classes through PEL Offices for Fall I Term
Last day to drop and add equal number of courses through PEL Offices for 100% tuition exchange for Fall I Term
Last day to drop classes for 90% refund for Fall I Term

August 23
Fall Semester Writing Exhibit Workshop, Tampa Center, 2:00-5:00p.m.

August 29
Last day to drop classes for 25% refund for Fall I Term
16-Week Directed Studies registrations after this date require special approval

August 30
Fall Semester Writing Exhibit Workshop, Main Campus, 2:00-5:00 p.m., FT 210

August 30-September 26
Withdrawal Period for Fall I Term, no refund, Grade of W        

September 1
Labor Day – Classes will be held as usual – PEL offices open

September 7
Last day to add or drop Art Studio courses online for Fall Semester

September 8
Last day to drop Art Studio classes through PEL offices for 100% refund for Fall Semester
Fall semester Art Studio courses begin

September 12
Last day to add Art Studio courses through PEL offices for Fall Semester
Last day to add/drop equal number of Art Studio courses through PEL Offices for 100% tuition exchange for Fall Semester
Last day to drop Art Studio courses for 90% refund for Fall Semester

September 19
Last day to drop Art Studio courses for 25% refund for Fall Semester

September 20-October 17
Withdrawal Period for Art Studio courses for Fall Semester, no refund, Grade of W

September 29
Writing Exhibits due for fall evaluation (Results anticipated in November)

October 11
Final Examination period for Saturday and Sunday classes (9am-12:45pm)
Final Examination period for Monday and Tuesday classes (1-4:45pm)

October 12
Final examination period for Wednesday and Thursday classes (1-4:45pm)
Fall I Term ends

Fall II Term: October 18 - December 14

October 13
Columbus Day – Classes will be held as usual – PEL offices open

October 17
Last day to add classes online for Fall II Term
Last day to drop classes for 100% refund for Fall II Term

October 18
Fall II Term begins and Fall II Term tuition due

October 24
Last day to add classes through PEL offices for Fall II Term
Last day to drop and add equal number of courses through PEL Offices for 100% tuition exchange for Fall II Term
Last day to drop classes for 90% refund for Fall II Term

October 31
Last day to drop classes for 25% refund for Fall II Term

November 1-28
Withdrawal Period for Fall II Term, no refund, Grade of W

November 27-28
PEL OFFICES CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

December 1
Graduation Applications due for December graduates

December 7
Fall semester Morean Art Studio courses end

December 13
Final Examination period for Saturday and Sunday classes (9:00-12:45)
Final Examination period for Monday and Tuesday classes (1:00-4:45)

December 14
Final Examination period for Wednesday and Thursday classes (1:00-4:45)
Fall II Term ends

Note:

After the start of the term all drops and withdrawals must be processed through the PEL office and require written notification which must be received on or prior to the deadline dates and times.

Students are responsible for dropping and withdrawing from unwanted courses. This must be accomplished prior to the term start date for a 100% refund. Students not in attendance at the first class meeting without instructor’s pre-approval will be dropped from the course and will be charged 10% of the course tuition.

Reducing the number of courses taken during a term may affect your financial aid/loans. Please contact the Financial Aid Office before dropping or withdrawing from classes.

* Registration for Independent and Directed Study courses requires an academic contract.

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