Academic Calendar, 2016-2017

Fall Semester 2016

[14 Class Sessions] 6:00 – 8:45 p.m. for weekday classes; 9:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. for three Saturday class periods.

July 15, 2016 Current student online registration begins (Student Portal opens for fall 2016 registration).
July 25, 2016 Current student online registration ends (Student Portal closes for fall 2016 registration). Students who wish to drop or add classes after this date must use the BSL Drop/Add form to manually alter their schedule (drop/add fees will apply).
August 02 & 03, 2016 New student in-person registration & orientation classes (two sessions, grouped by weekday or Saturday classes).
August 6 & 7 and 13 & 14, 2016 New student Lawyering Fundamentals Course (LFC). The LFC (Law 500S) is a required class and all new students must attend all four class sessions to earn course credit and to remain in school.
August 15, 2016 Current student 1st tuition installment payment deadline for fall 2016 classes (payments and/or manual drop/add forms received after December 15th will incur a $200 late registration penalty).
August 22, 2016 Weekday Classes Begin.
August 27, 2016  Saturday Classes Begin.
September 03-05, 2016 Labor Day holiday [NOTE: Saturday classes will meet on September 3rd].
September 06, 2016 Last day to add a class for the fall 2016 semester. Last day to enroll for fall 2016 classes.
September 19, 2016 Last day to withdraw or drop a class without academic penalty.
October 01, 2016 Tuition Installment Payment #2 Deadline (Payments received after this deadline will incur a $25 Late Fee).
November 01, 2016 Tuition Installment Payment #3 Deadline (Payments received after this deadline will incur a $35 Late Fee. Accounts with unpaid balances after November 15th will incur an interest charge of 1% each month (12% per annum) on the unpaid balance.
November 23-27, 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes). The Admin Office will be closed November 23rd – 27th.

Fall 2016 Final Exam Schedule:

 

Monday night classes – November 28th
Tuesday night classes – December 6th
Wednesday night classes – November 30th
Thursday night classes – December 8th
Friday night classes – December 2nd

Saturday Classes, 1st & 3rd Periods – Saturday, December 3rd, 1st & 3rd period classes (1st period exam at 9:00 a.m. & 3rd period exam at 1:00 p.m.)
Saturday Classes, 2nd & 4th Periods – Saturday, December 10th, 2nd & 4th period classes (2nd period exam at 9:00 a.m. & 4th period exam at 1:00 p.m.)

 

Spring Semester 2017

[14 Class Sessions] 6:00 – 8:45 p.m. for weekday classes; 9:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. for three Saturday classes.

November 29, 2016 New student in-person registration & orientation class.
December 01, 2016 Current student online registration begins (Student Portal opens for spring 2017 registration).
December 10 & 11 and 17 & 18, 2016 New student Lawyering Fundamentals Course (LFC). The LFC (Law 500S) is a required class and all new students must attend all four class sessions to earn course credit and to remain in school.
December 15, 2016 Current student online registration ends (Student Portal closes for spring 2017 registration). Students who wish to drop or add classes after this date must use the BSL Drop/Add form to manually alter their schedule (drop/add fees will apply).
January 03, 2017 Current student 1st tuition installment payment deadline for spring 2017 classes (payments and/or manual drop/add forms received after January 3rd will incur a $200 late registration penalty).
January 09, 2017 Weekday Classes Begin.
January 14, 2017 Saturday Classes Begin.
January 23, 2017 Last day to add a class for the spring 2017 semester. Last day to enroll for spring 2017 classes.
January 30, 2017 Last day to withdraw or drop a class without academic penalty.
February 01, 2017 Tuition Installment Payment #2 Deadline (Payments received after this deadline will incur a $25 Late Fee).
March 01, 2017 Tuition Installment Payment #3 Deadline (Payments received after this deadline will incur a $35 Late Fee. Accounts with unpaid balances after March 15th will incur an interest charge of 1% each month (12% per annum) on the unpaid balance.

Spring 2017 Final Exam Schedule:

Monday night classes – April 10th
Tuesday night classes – April 18th
Wednesday night classes – April 12th
Thursday night classes – April 20th
Friday night classes – April 14th

Saturday Classes, 1st & 3rd Periods – Saturday, April 15th, 1st & 3rd period classes (1st period exam at 9:00 a.m. & 3rd period exam at 1:00 p.m.)
Saturday Classes, 2nd & 4th Periods – Saturday, April 22nd, 2nd & 4th period classes (2nd period exam at 9:00 a.m. & 4th period exam at 1:00 p.m.)

 

Summer  Semester 2017

[14 Class Sessions] 6:00 – 8:45 p.m. for weekday classes; 9:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. for three Saturday class periods.

 March 24, 2017 Current student online registration begins (Student Portal opens for summer 2017 registration).
 April 07, 2017 Current student online registration ends (Student Portal closes for summer 2017 registration). Students who wish to drop or add classes after this date must use the BSL Drop/Add form to manually alter their schedule (drop/add fees will apply).
 April 24, 2017 Current student 1st tuition installment payment deadline for spring 2017 classes (payments and/or manual registration forms received after April 24th will incur a $200 late registration penalty).
 May 01, 2017 Weekday Classes Begin
 May 06, 2017  Saturday Classes Begin.
 May 15, 2017  Last day to add a class for the summer 2017 semester. Last day to enroll for summer 2017 classes.
 May 29, 2017  Memorial Day holiday (no classes, Administrative Offices closed). NOTE: Saturday classes will meet on May 27th.
 May 30, 2017  Last day to withdraw or drop a class without academic penalty.
 June 01, 2017  Tuition Installment Payment #2 Deadline (Payments received after this deadline will incur a $25 Late Fee).
 July 01, 2017  Tuition Installment Payment #3 Deadline (Payments received after this deadline will incur a $35 Late Fee. Accounts with unpaid balances after July 15th will incur an interest charge of 1% each month (12% per annum) on the unpaid balance.
 July 04, 2017  Independence Day holiday [NOTE: Saturday classes will meet on July 1st].
 August 02 – 14, 2017  Final Exams (please see the schedule below).
 
 

Summer 2017 Final Exam Schedule:

Monday night classes – August 14th
Tuesday night classes – August 8th
Wednesday night classes – August 2nd
Thursday night classes – August 10th
Friday classes – August 4th

Saturday Classes I – Saturday, August 5th, 1st & 3rd period classes (1st period exam at 9:00 a.m. & 3rd period exam at 1:00 p.m.)
Saturday Classes II – Saturday, August 12, 2nd & 4th period classes (2nd period exam at 9:00 a.m. & 4th period exam at 1:00 p.m.)