In keeping with higher education standards, the academic semester at AIC includes fifteen teaching weeks, which reduce to 14 weeks of actual instruction due to holidays (Labor Day, October Break, and Thanksgiving in the fall and March Break in the spring). Final exams and projects are sometimes scheduled for the sixteenth week (after classes are over) and sometimes are folded into the last weeks of class. This is up to the instructor. For the 2021/2022 Academic Year, the academic schedule is laid out below.
|August 16, 2021||Late Registration Penalty in Effect*|
|August 30, 2021||First Day of Classes|
|September 6, 2021||Labor Day|
|September 10, 2021||Last Day to Drop / Add|
|October 11, 2021||Last Day for students to submit outstanding assignments to change an “I” grade from the previous semester|
|October 11 - 13, 2021||Midterm Break|
|November 15, 2021||Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W.” After this date, the grade of “WF” is assigned|
|November 24 - 26, 2021||Thanksgiving Holiday|
|December 13, 2021||Last Day of Classes|
|December 14 - 17, 2021||Final Exams|
|January 6, 2021||Late Registration Penalty in Effect*|
|January 17, 2021||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|January 18, 2021||First Day of Classes|
|January 31, 2021||Last Day to Drop/Add|
|February 28, 2021||Last Day for students to submit outstanding assignments to change an “I” grade from the previous semester|
|March 7 - 11, 2021||Spring Break|
|March 28, 2021||Last Day to withdraw with a grade of “W.” After this date, the grade of “WF” will be assigned.|
|May 2, 2021||Last Day of Classes|
|May 2 or 3, 2021||Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan)**|
|May 4 - 9, 2021||Final Exams|
*Degree students enrolling after the Late Registration Penalty comes into effect will be assessed an additional fee of $100.
** The beginning and end of Ramadan are determined by collectively-agreed upon moon sightings, and so the precise date for Eid al-Fitr and the Feast Days marking the end of Ramadan will be announced once they become known. No exams will be administered during the first two days of Eid.