North Central College - Naperville, IL


Academic Year Calendar and Class Scheduling

North Central College is on a 3-term system during the academic year. Each term is 10 weeks long with 3 days of final examinations in the 11th week. Some classes are also offered during D-Term in December and during the summer. Day classes typically meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for 1 hour and 10 minutes or on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 1 hour and 50 minutes. Evening classes typically meet two nights a week for 1 hour and 50 minutes or in a "jumbo" format which meets one night a week for 4 hours.


2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Fall Term  
Classes Begin Monday, Sept 14 Monday, Sept 12 Monday, Sept 11
Classes End Friday, Nov 20 Friday, Nov 18 Friday, Nov 17
Final Exams End Wednesday, Nov 25 Wednesday, Nov 23 Wednesday, Nov 22


Classes Begin Monday, Nov 30 Monday, Nov 28 Monday, Nov 27
Classes End Friday, Dec 18 Friday, Dec 16 Friday, Dec 15
Christmas Recess
Monday, Dec 21 Monday, Dec 19 Monday, Dec 18

Winter Term

Classes Begin Monday, Jan 4 Tuesday, Jan 3 Tuesday, Jan 2
Classes End Friday, Mar 11 Friday, Mar 10 Friday, Mar 9
Final Exams End Wednesday, Mar 16 Wednesday, Mar 15 Wednesday, Mar 14
Spring Break Begins Wednesday, Mar 16 Wednesday, Mar 15 Wednesday, Mar 14

Spring Term
Classes Begin Monday, Mar 28 Monday, Mar 27 Monday, Mar 26
Easter Weekend Begins
at 12 noon.  No Friday
Afternoon Classes.
Friday, Mar 25 Friday, Apr 14 Friday, Mar 30
Classes Resume Monday, Mar 28 Monday, Apr 17 Monday, Apr 2
Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 30 Monday, May 29 Monday, May 28
Classes End Friday, June 3 Friday, June 2 Friday, June 1
Final Exams End Wednesday, June 8 Wednesday, June 7 Wednesday, June 6
Commencement Saturday, June 11 Saturday, June 10 Saturday, June 9

Summer Term
Classes Begin Monday, June 13 Monday, June 12 Monday, June 11
Independence Day
Monday, July 4 Monday, July 4 Wednesday, July 4
Classes End Friday, Aug 5 Friday, Aug 4 Friday, Aug 3

Search the on-line course schedule in Merlin to see our current offerings. Term calendars provide more specific dates and deadlines related to schedule changes, refunds and graduation.