2024-25 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    May 20, 2024  
2024-25 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook

Academic Calendar



2024-2025 Academic Calendar

 

2023-2024

2024-2025

Sessions

Fall 2023

Fall 2024

RT (16 weeks)

Aug. 21, 2023-Dec. 17, 2023

Aug. 19, 2024-Dec. 15, 2024

F4A (First 4 weeks)

Aug. 21, 2023-Sept. 17, 2023

Aug. 19, 2024-Sept. 15, 2024

F4B (Second 4 weeks)

Sept. 18, 2023-Oct.15, 2023

Sept. 16, 2024-Oct. 13, 2024

F4C (Third 4 weeks)

Oct. 16, 2023-Nov. 12, 2023

Oct. 14, 2024-Nov. 10, 2024

F4D (Fourth 4 weeks)

Nov. 13, 2023-Dec. 17, 2023

Nov. 11, 2024-Dec. 15, 2024

F8A (First 8 Weeks)

Aug. 21, 2023-Oct. 15, 2023

Aug. 19, 2024-Oct. 13, 2024

F8B (Second 8 weeks)

Oct. 16, 2023-Dec. 17, 2023

Oct. 14, 2024-Dec. 15, 2024

SS (Second Start 12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 2023-Dec. 17, 2023

Sept. 16, 2024-Dec.15, 2024

DL1 (Dual Credit 15 weeks)

Sept 5, 2023-Dec. 17, 2023

Aug. 26, 2024-Dec. 15, 2024 (14 wks)

DL2 (Dual Credit 14 weeks)

Sept. 11, 2023-Dec. 17, 2023

Sept. 3, 2024-Dec. 15, 2024 (14 wks)

 

Spring 2024

Spring 2025

Mini Session (4 weeks)

Dec. 18, 2023-Jan.14 , 2024

Dec. 16, 2024-January 12, 2025

RT (16 weeks)

January 16,2024-May 12, 2024

January 13, 2025-May 11, 2025

F4A (First 4 weeks)

January 16, 2024-February 11, 2024

January 13, 2025-Feb. 9, 2025

F4B (Second 4 weeks)

February 12, 2024-March 10, 2024

Feb. 10, 2025-March 9, 2025

F4C (Third 4 weeks)

March 18, 2024-April 14, 2024

March 17, 2025-April 13, 2025

F4D (Fourth 4 weeks)

April 15, 2024-May 12, 2024

April 14, 2025-May 11, 2025

F8A (First 8 weeks)

Jan 16, 2024 - March 10, 2024

January 13, 2025-March 9, 2025

F8B (Second 8 weeks)

March 18, 2024-May 12, 2024

March 17, 2025-May 11, 2025

SS (Second Start 12 weeks)

February 12, 2024-May 12, 2024

Feb. 10, 2025-May 11, 2025

DL1 (Dual Credit 15 weeks)

January 22, 2024-May 12, 2024

January 21, 2025-May 11, 2025

DL2 (Dual Credit 14 weeks)

January 29, 2024-May 12, 2024

January 27, 2025-May 11, 2025

 

Summer 2024

Summer 2025

Mini Session (3 weeks)

May 13, 2024-June 2, 2024

May 12, 2025-June 1, 2025

S8A (First 8 weeks)

June 3, 2024-July 28, 2024

June 2, 2025 - July 27, 2025

S1 (First 5 weeks)

June 3, 2024-July 7, 2024

June 2, 2025 - July 6, 2025

S1O (10 weeks)

June 3, 2024-Aug. 11, 2024

June 2, 2025 - August 10, 2025

S2 (Second 5 weeks)

July 8, 2024-Aug. 11, 2024

July 7, 2025 - August 10, 2025

Holidays (no class)

2023-2024

2024-2025

Labor Day

September 4, 2023

September 2, 2024

Thanksgiving Break

November 20 -26, 2023

November 25-Dec 1, 2024

Winter Break

December 19, 2023-January 1, 2024

December 19, 2024-January 1, 2025

Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2024

January 20, 2025

President’s Day

February 19, 2024

February 17, 2025

Spring Break

March 11-17, 2024

March 10-16, 2025

Spring Holiday

March 29-31, 2024

April 18-20, 2025

Memorial Day

May 27, 2024

May 26, 2025

Juneteenth Holiday

June 19, 2024

June 19, 2025

Independence day July 4, 2024 July 4, 2025

Other Calendars are also available at www.hccs.edu/calendar


Fall 2024 Final Exam Schedule

NOTE: This final examination schedule must be strictly observed. No deviations from the printed schedule are permitted.

For In-Person and Online-on-a-Schedule courses, final exams will be administered in accordance with the schedule specified below:

FALL HOLIDAYS: Labor Day: September 4, 2024 Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - Dec. 1, 2024 
Winter Break: December 19, 2024 - January 1, 2025

REGULAR TERM (RT) (08/19/24 - 12/15/24)

and SECOND START (SS) (09/16/24 - 12/15/24)

Monday, December 09, 2024

For classes which start between:

Final Exam

Start Time

Wednesday, December 11, 2024

For classes which start between:

Final Exam

Start Time
7:00 a.m. ‐ 7:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. ‐ 8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. ‐ 9:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. ‐ 10:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. ‐ 11:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. ‐ 2:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. ‐ 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. ‐ 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. ‐ 8:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 10, 2024

For classes which start between:

Final Exam

Start Time

Thursday, December 12, 2024

For classes which start between:

Final Exam

Start Time
7:00 a.m. ‐ 7:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. ‐ 8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. ‐ 9:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. ‐ 10:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. ‐ 11:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m 2:00 p.m. ‐ 2:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. ‐ 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

 

Winter Mini-Session Final Exam Schedule 

NOTE: This final examination schedule must be strictly observed. No deviations from the schedule are permitted.

For In-Person, Hybrid, and Online-on-a-Schedule courses, final exams will be administered in accordance with the schedule specified below.

 

WINTER MINI-SESSION (12/16/24 - 01/12/25) FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

Final Exam: Monday, January 10, 2024 (The final exam is given at class time.)

Grades Due: Winter mini-session grades are due on Monday, January 13, 2025 by 1:00 p.m.

Winter Holidays: Monday, December 25, 2024 and Monday, January 1, 2025

Spring 2025 Final Exam Schedule

NOTE: This final examination schedule must be strictly observed. No deviations from the schedule are permitted.

For In-Person, Hybrid, and Online-on-a-Schedule courses, final exams will be administered in accordance with the schedule specified below.

REGULAR TERM (RT) (01/13/24 - 05/11/25) and

SECOND START (SS) (02/10/25 - 05/11/25)

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE Monday, May 5, 2025

For classes which start between:

Final Exam

Start Time

Wednesday, May 7, 2024

For classes which start between:

Final Exam

Start Time
7:00 a.m. ‐ 7:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. ‐ 8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. ‐ 9:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. ‐ 10:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. ‐ 11:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. ‐ 2:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. ‐ 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. ‐ 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. ‐ 8:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 6, 2025

For classes which start between:

Final Exam

Start Time

Thursday, May 8, 2025

For classes which start between:

Final Exam

Start Time
7:00 a.m. ‐ 7:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. ‐ 8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. ‐ 9:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. ‐ 10:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. ‐ 11:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m 2:00 p.m. ‐ 2:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. ‐ 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Classes which meet only once per week (May 5-11, 2025) will take exams at the regular class day and time (this includes weekend classes).  

Final Exams for Online-Anytime courses will be administered during the week of May 5-11, 2025.  

For the four-week sessions (F4A, F4B, F4C, and F4D), final exams will be given on the last day of class.  

For the first and second eight-week sessions, final exams will be given during the last week of class.  

Grades Due: For all sessions with an end date of 5/11/2025, grades will be due on Tuesday, 5/13/2025 by 1:00p.m.  

SPRING HOLIDAYS: Martin Luther King, Jr.: January 20, 2025 President’s Day: February 17, 2025  

Spring Break: March 10-16, 2025 Spring Holiday: April 18-20, 2025 

Summer 2024 Mini-Session Exam Schedule

NOTE: This final examination schedule must be strictly observed. No deviations from the schedule are permitted.

For In-Person, Hybrid, and Online-on-a-Schedule courses, final exams will be administered in accordance with the schedule specified below.

 

SUMMER MINI-SESSION (5/13/24 - 6/2/24)

Final Exam: Friday, May 31, 2024 (The final exam is given at class time.)

Last Day of Instruction: Thursday, May 30, 2024

Grades Due: Mini-session grades are due on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 by 1:00 p.m.

MINI SUMMER HOLIDAY: Memorial Day: May 27, 2024

Summer 2024 Final Exam Schedule

NOTE: This final examination schedule must be strictly observed. No deviations from the schedule are permitted.

For In-Person, Hybrid, and Online-on-a-Schedule courses, final exams will be administered in accordance with the schedule specified below.

 

SUMMER HOLIDAYS:

Memorial Day: May 27, 2024

Juneteenth: June 19, 2024

Independence Day: July 4, 2024

                                         

FIRST 8 WEEK SUMMER SESSION (6/3/24 - 7/28/24)

FIRST 5 WEEK SUMMER SESSION (6/3/24 - 7/7/24) 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Thursday, July 24, 2024 Thursday, July 25, 2024

For classes which start between:

For classes which start between:

For classes which start between:

7:00 a.m. ‐ 8:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. ‐ 2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. ‐ 8:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. ‐ 8:30 p.m.  

If the class start time does not begin on the hour (e.g., 8:30 a.m.), then round down to the nearest hour to determine the start time of the final exam; otherwise, the start time for the final exam is the normal class start time.

Classes which meet only once per week will take exams at the regular class day and time (this includes weekend classes).

Final Exams for Online-Anytime courses will be administered during the week of July 1 - 7, 2024.

Last Day of Instruction: Tuesday, 7/2/2024

Grades Due: Grades will be due on Tuesday, 7/9/2024 by 1:00 p.m.

If the class start time does not begin on the hour (e.g., 8:30 a.m.), then round down to the nearest hour to determine the start time of the final exam; otherwise, the start time for the final exam is the normal class start time.

Classes which meet only once per week will take exams at the regular class day and time (this includes weekend classes).

Final Exams for Online-Anytime courses will be administered during the week of July 22 - 28, 2024.

Last Day of Instruction: Tuesday, 7/23/2024

Grades Due: Grades will be due on Tuesday, 7/30/2024 by 1:00 p.m.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS:

Memorial Day: May 27, 2024

Juneteenth: June 19, 2024

Independence Day: July 4, 2024

 

 

SECOND 5-WEEK SUMMER SESSION (7/8/24 -8/11/24)                                     TEN WEEK SUMMER SESSION (6/3/24 - 8/11/24)

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Thursday, August 8, 2024 Wednesday, August 7, 2024 Thursday, August 8 , 2024

For classes which start between:

For classes which start between:

For classes which start between:

For classes which start between:

7:00 a.m. ‐ 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. ‐ 10:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. ‐ 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. ‐ 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 1:00 a.m. ‐ 2:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 1:00 a.m. ‐ 2:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 5:00 a.m. ‐ 6:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 5:00 a.m. ‐ 6:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m. ‐ 8:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. ‐ 8:30 p.m.    
       

If the class start time does not begin on the hour (e.g., 8:30 a.m.), then round down to the nearest hour to determine the start time of the final exam; otherwise, the start time for the final exam is the normal class start time.

Classes which meet only once per week will take exams at the regular class day and time (this includes weekend classes).

Final Exams for Online-Anytime courses will be administered during the week of August 5 - 11, 2024.

Last Day of Instruction: Tuesday, 8/6/2024

Grades Due: Grades will be due on Tuesday, 8/13/2024 by 1:00 p.m.

                   

If the class start time does not begin on the hour (e.g., 8:30 a.m.), then round down to the nearest hour to determine the start time of the final exam; otherwise, the start time for the final exam is the normal class start time.

Classes which meet only once per week will take exams at the regular class day and time (this includes weekend classes).

Final Exams for Online-Anytime courses will be administered during the week of August 5 - 11, 2024.

Last Day of Instruction: Tuesday, 8/6/2024

Grades Due: Grades will be due on Tuesday, 8/13/2024 by 1:00 p.m.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS:

Memorial Day: May 27, 2024

Juneteenth: June 19, 2024

Independence Day: July 4, 2024

 

Summer 2025 Mini-Session Exam Schedule 

NOTE: This final examination schedule must be strictly observed. No deviations from the schedule are permitted.

For In-Person, Hybrid, and Online-on-a-Schedule courses, final exams will be administered in accordance with the schedule specified below.

 

SUMMER MINI-SESSION (5/12/25 - 6/1/25)

Final Exam: Friday, May 30, 2025 (The final exam is given at class time.)

Last Day of Instruction: Thursday, May 29, 2025

Grades Due: Mini-session grades are due on Tuesday, June 3, 2025 by 1:00 p.m.

MINI SUMMER HOLIDAY: Memorial Day: May 26, 2025

Summer 2025 Final Exam Schedule

NOTE: This final examination schedule must be strictly observed. No deviations from the schedule are permitted.

For In-Person, Hybrid, and Online-on-a-Schedule courses, final exams will be administered in accordance with the schedule specified below.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS:

Memorial Day: May 26, 2025

Juneteenth: June 19, 2025

Independence Day: July 4, 2025                                            

SECOND 5-WEEK SUMMER SESSION (6/2/25 -7/6/25)                             FIRST 8 WEEK SUMMER SESSION (6/2/25 - 7/27/25)  

    Wednesday, July 2, 2025 

Thursday, July 3, 2025 Wednesday, July 23, 2025 Thursday, July 24, 2025

For classes which start between:

For classes which start between:

For classes which start between:

For classes which start between:

7:00 a.m. ‐ 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. ‐ 2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. ‐ 8:30 p.m.   7:00 p.m. ‐ 8:30 p.m.  

If the class start time does not begin on the hour (e.g., 8:30 a.m.), then round down to the nearest hour to determine the start time of the final exam; otherwise, the start time for the final exam is the normal class start time.

Classes which meet only once per week will take exams at the regular class day and time (this includes weekend classes).

Final Exams for Online-Anytime courses will be administered during the week of July 10, 2025 - July 6, 2025.

Last Day of Instruction: Tuesday, 7/1/2025 by 1:00p.m.

Grades Due: Grades will be due on Tuesday, 7/8/2025 by 1:00 p.m.

If the class start time does not begin on the hour (e.g., 8:30 a.m.), then round down to the nearest hour to determine the start time of the final exam; otherwise, the start time for the final exam is the normal class start time.

Classes which meet only once per week will take exams at the regular class day and time (this includes weekend classes).

Final Exams for Online-Anytime courses will be administered during the week of July 21, 2025 - July 27, 2025.

Last Day of Instruction: Tuesday, 7/22/2025 by 1:00p.m.

Grades Due: Grades will be due on Tuesday, 7/29/2025 by 1:00 p.m.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS:

Memorial Day: May 26, 2025

Juneteenth: June 19, 2025

Independence Day: July 4, 2025

 

 

SECOND 5-WEEK SUMMER SESSION (7/7/25 -8/10/25)   

TEN WEEK SUMMER SESSION (6/2/25 - 8/10/25)

Wednesday, August 6, 2025

Thursday, August 7, 2025 Wednesday, August 6, 2025 Thursday, August 7, 2025

For classes which start between:

For classes which start between:

For classes which start between:

For classes which start between:

7:00 a.m. ‐ 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. ‐ 10:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. ‐ 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. ‐ 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 1:00 a.m. ‐ 2:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. 1:00 a.m. ‐ 2:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 5:00 a.m. ‐ 6:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 5:00 a.m. ‐ 6:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m. ‐ 8:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. ‐ 8:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
       

If the class start time does not begin on the hour (e.g., 8:30 a.m.), then round down to the nearest hour to determine the start time of the final exam; otherwise, the start time for the final exam is the normal class start time.

Classes which meet only once per week will take exams at the regular class day and time (this includes weekend classes).

Final Exams for Online-Anytime courses will be administered during the week of August 4, 2025 - August 10, 2025.

Last Day of Instruction: Tuesday, 8/5/2025 by 1:00p.m.

Grades Due: Grades will be due on Tuesday, 8/12/2025 by 1:00 p.m.          

If the class start time does not begin on the hour (e.g., 8:30 a.m.), then round down to the nearest hour to determine the start time of the final exam; otherwise, the start time for the final exam is the normal class start time.

Classes which meet only once per week will take exams at the regular class day and time (this includes weekend classes).

Final Exams for Online-Anytime courses will be administered during the week of August 4, 2025 - August 10, 2025.

Last Day of Instruction: Tuesday, 8/5/2025 by 1:00p.m.

Grades Due: Grades will be due on Tuesday, 8/12/2025 by 1:00 p.m.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS:

Memorial Day: May 26, 2025

Juneteenth: June 19, 2025

Independence Day: July 4, 2025