Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

About the College

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2013 (August 24 - December 14)

April 10 - Priority registration begins for fall 2013 for continuing students
April 24 - Open registration begins for fall 2013 for returning and new students
August 24 - Fall Instruction Begins
August 24 - Saturday Classes Begin
September 6 - 10%-Last day to drop semester-length courses and qualify for a refund
September 2 - Labor Day Holiday-Campus closed
September 9 - 1st Census Midnight of Sept. 8th-Last day to enroll in and add semester-length class.Last day to drop semester-length courses and not have it appear on transcript. Deadline for changing pass/no pass or letter grade option.
November 1 - 60%-Last day to drop semester-length course without a letter penalty and receive a “W”
November 11 - Veterans’ Day Holiday-Campus closed
November 13 - Priority registration begins for spring 2014 for continuing students
November 28-29 - Thanksgiving Holidays-Campus closed
November 27 - Open registration begins for spring 2014 for returning and new students
December 9-14 - Final Exams for fall
December 14 - End of fall semester

Spring Semester 2014 (January 18 - May 16)

November 13 - Priority registration begins for spring 2014 for continuing students
November 27 - Open registration begins for spring 2014 for returning and new students
January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday-Campus closed
January 18 - Spring Instruction Begins
January 18 - Saturday Classes Begin
January 31 - 10%-Last day to drop semester-length courses and qualify for a refund
February 3 - 1st Census Midnight of February 2nd-Last day to enroll in and add semester-length classes. Last day to drop semester length courses and not have it appear on the transcript. Deadline for changing to pass/nopass or letter grade option.
February 14 - Lincoln Day Holiday-Campus closed
February 17 - Washington Day Holiday-Campus closed
March 28 - 60%-Last day to drop semester-length course without a letter penalty and receive a “W”
April 14-19 - Spring Recess
April 9 - Priority registration begins for summer/fall for 2014 for continuing students
April 23 - Open registration begins for summer/fall 2014 for returning and new students
May 12-16 - Final Exams for spring
May 16 - Commencement
May 16 - End of spring semester

*In courses other than semester length, the Office of Admissions and Records or the instructor should be consulted regarding drop, withdrawal and refund deadlines.

Summer Intersession

The college typically offers a summer intersession between the spring and fall semesters. The program also enables recent high school graduates to begin their college work early. It also allows college and university undergraduates to continue their college education. The summer intersession allows Porterville College students to accelerate completion of their college credentials. The program typically includes regular credit classes and a few non-credit classes and fee courses.

Further information may be obtained by calling the Office of Admissions and Records at (559) 791-2220.