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Academic Calendar

2021-2022 CALENDAR

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2021-2022 Important Dates


Priority Permits Posted

  • Summer 2021: March 1, 2021
  • Fall 2021: March 1, 2021
  • Spring 2022: October 1, 2021

Schedule Available Online

Estimated dates.

  • Summer 2021: March 8, 2021
  • Fall 2021: March 8, 2021
  • Spring 2022: October 15, 2021

Catalog Available

Estimated dates.

  • Summer 2021: March 15, 2021
  • Fall 2021: March 15, 2021
  • Spring 2022: March 15, 2021

Board of Trustees Academic Scholarship Priority Date

  • Fall 2021: July 1, 2021
  • Spring 2022: November 1, 2021

Continuing Student Registration

  • Summer 2021: April 5, 2021
  • Fall 2021: May 3, 2021
  • Spring 2022: November 1, 2021

Open Registration

  • Summer 2021: May 10, 2021
  • Fall 2021: May 10, 2021
  • Spring 2022: November 8, 2021

Waitlist

Final run date.

  • Summer 2021: May 26, 2021
  • Fall 2021: August 11, 2021
  • Spring 2022: January 6, 2022

Term Start Date

  • Summer 2021: June 7, 2021
  • Fall 2021: August 23, 2021
  • Spring 2022: January 18, 2022

Registration Billing Statements

Books

The first day that students can charge books to financial aid.

  • Summer 2021: May 24, 2021
  • Fall 2021: August 9, 2021
  • Spring 2022: January 4, 2022

The last day that students can charge books to financial aid.

  • Summer 2021: July 1, 2021
  • Fall 2021: October 15, 2021
  • Spring 2022: March 11, 2022

Tuition Payment Due Date

7 p.m. CST must pay all tuition to avoid being dropped for non-payment. The system begins processing drops at 7 p.m. exactly.

  • Summer 2021: May 25, 2021
  • Fall 2021: August 10, 2021
  • Spring 2022: January 5, 2022

Payment Plans for Late Enrollees

Last day plan available. 

  1. If you register on or after the tuition due date for the term, your payment is due the next calendar day before 7pm.  Payment plans are made available through the dates below to accommodate students who enroll in late starting classes.
  • Summer 2021: June 24, 2021
  • Fall 2021: September 13, 2021
  • Spring 2022: February 11, 2022

Refund Checks

Students who do not have financial aid can call 847-214-7380 to request a refund sooner. After the date is listed, refunds are mailed weekly on Fridays (Thursdays in the summer term).

  • Summer 2021: July 1, 2021
  • Fall 2021: September 17, 2021
  • Spring 2022: February 11, 2022

Drop Dates by Semester

Last day to academically withdraw from classes

FAFSA Priority Date

The priority date for submitting FAFSA & required paperwork to ECC. If you have your financial aid file completed by this date, your financial aid will be processed by the tuition due date, and you will not need to set up a payment plan.

  • Summer 2021: April 1, 2021
  • Fall 2021: July 1, 2021
  • Spring 2022: November 1, 2021

Financial Aid Deadline

To receive financial aid, and if otherwise eligible, your financial aid file must be complete, and all required and requested paperwork must be submitted on or before this date. No updates, changes, or processing of financial aid will occur after this date for the 2020-2021 award year.

  • Summer 2021: May 18, 2022
  • Fall 2021: May 18, 2022
  • Spring 2022: May 18, 2022

Financial Aid Excess Checks

Financial aid money left over from your financial aid package for eligible students. Loan students must be in 6 credit hours. Checks will be mailed on the dates below and must be cashed within 90 days.  ECC is required to send all uncashed checks back to the Department of Education

  • Summer 2021: July 15, 2021
  • Fall 2021: October 29, 2021
  • Spring 2022: April 1, 2022

Grades

Grades are due by 4 p.m.

  • Summer 2021: August 9, 2021
  • Fall 2021: December 20, 2021
  • Spring 2022: May 23, 2022

ECC reserves the right to change these dates.