Academic Calendar & Catalog

ACADEMIC

CALENDAR


Mercy College of Health Sciences’ Academic Calendar is comprised of important semester and quarter dates including semester starts, payment deadlines, breaks, commencement, and more.

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2023-24 COLLEGE

CATALOGS


Mercy College provides the following College Catalogs and requires students to comply with the policy, degree, and academic requirements stated in the College Catalog in effect the first semester/term of enrollment following their acceptance.

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

2023 – 24


The online Medical Assisting (MA) and Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs are offered in a 10-week quarter format. Students interested in enrolling in these programs should utilize the quarter academic calendar instead. 

Fall 2023
15-Week Semester
Labor Day – No Classes Monday, September 4, 2023
First Day of Class Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Tuition Payment or Payment Plan Established Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Mid Term Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Last Day to Drop Classes* Sunday, November 5, 2023
Senior/Junior Registration for Spring November 6 – 10, 2023
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Spring November 13 – 17, 2023
Thanksgiving Break (No Classes after 4 pm, Wed.) November 23 – 26, 2023
Last Day of Semester Saturday, December 16, 2023
Winter Break Dec. 17, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024
Accelerated 8-Week Term (Fall)
Labor Day – No Classes Monday, September 4, 2023
Term I First Day of Class Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Term I Tuition Payment Deadline Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Term I Last Day to Add or Drop with a refund Thursday, September 7, 2023
MidTerm Sunday, October 1, 2023
Term I Last Day to Drop Classes* Friday, October 6, 2023
College Colloquium – Fall Recess – No Classes Friday, October 6, 2023
Term I Last Day of Class Saturday, October 28, 2023
Accelerated 7-Week Term (Fall)
Term II First Day of Class Monday, October 30, 2023
Term II Last Day to Add or Drop with a refund Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Senior/Junior Registration for Spring November 6 – 10, 2023
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Spring November 13 – 17, 2023
MidTerm Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Term II Last Day to Drop Classes* Monday, November 27, 2023
Thanksgiving Break (No Classes after 4 pm, Wed.) November 23 – 26, 2023
Last Day of Semester Saturday, December 16, 2023
Winter Break Dec. 17, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024
Spring 2024
15-Week Semester
First Day of Class Monday, January 8, 2024
Tuition Payment or Payment Plan Established Monday, January 8, 2024
Last Day to Add a Class Sunday, January 14, 2024
Last Day to Drop Classes with Refund Sunday, January 14, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No Classes Monday, January 15, 2024
Mid Term Saturday, March 2, 2024
Spring Break March 11 – 15, 2024
Last Day to Drop Classes* Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Senior/Junior Registration for Summer March 18 – 22, 2024
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Summer March 25 – 28, 2024
Good Friday – No Classes Friday, March 29, 2024
Commencement Day Friday, April 26, 2024
Last Day of Semester Saturday, April 27, 2024
Accelerated 8-Week Term (Spring)
Term I First Day of Class Monday, January 8, 2024
Term I Tuition Payment Deadline Monday, January 8, 2024
Term I Last Day to Add or Drop with a refund Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No Classes Monday, January 15, 2024
MidTerm Saturday, February 3, 2024
Term I Last Day to Drop Classes* Friday, February 9, 2024
Term I Last Day of Class Saturday, March 2, 2024
Accelerated 7-Week (Spring)
Term II First Day of Class Monday, March 4, 2024
Term II Last Day to Add or Drop with a refund Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Spring Break** March 11 – 15, 2024
Senior/Junior Registration for Summer March 18 – 22, 2024
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Summer March 25 – 28, 2024
Good Friday – No Classes Friday, March 29, 2024
MidTerm Saturday, March 30, 2024
Term II Last Day to Drop Classes* Friday, April 5, 2024
Last Day of Semester Saturday, April 27, 2024
Summer 2024
14-Week Semester
First Day of Class Monday, May 13, 2024
Tuition Payment or Payment Plan Established Monday, May 13, 2024
Last Day to Add a Class Sunday, May 19, 2024
Last Day to Drop Classes with Refund Sunday, May 19, 2024
Memorial Day – No Classes Monday, May 27, 2024
Mid Term Saturday, June 29, 2024
Independence Day – No Classes Thursday, July 4, 2024
Last Day to Drop Classes* Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Senior/Junior Registration for Fall July 8 – 12, 2024
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Fall July 15 – 19, 2024
Last Day of Semester Saturday, August 17, 2024
ABSN 15-Week Semester
First Day of Class Monday, May 6, 2024
Tuition Payment or Payment Plan Established Monday, May 6, 2024
Last Day to Add a Class Sunday, May 12, 2024
Last Day to Drop Classes with Refund Sunday, May 12, 2024
Memorial Day – No Classes Monday, May 27, 2024
Mid Term Friday, June 28, 2024
Independence Day – No Classes Thursday, July 4, 2024
Last Day to Drop Classes* Saturday, July 6, 2024
Senior/Junior Registration for Fall July 8 – 12, 2024
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Fall July 15 – 19, 2024
Last Day of Semester Saturday, August 17, 2024
Accelerated 8-Week Term (Summer)
Term I First Day of Class Monday, May 6, 2024
Term I Tuition Payment Deadline Monday, May 6, 2024
Term I Last Day to Add or Drop with a refund Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Memorial Day – No Classes Monday, May 27, 2024
MidTerm Saturday, June 1, 2024
Term I Last Day to Drop Classes* Friday, June 7, 2024
Term I Last Day of Class Saturday, June 29, 2024
Accelerated 7-Week Term (Summer)
Term II First Day of Class Monday, July 1, 2024
Term II Last Day to Add or Drop with a refund Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Independence Day – No Classes Thursday, July 4, 2024
Senior/Junior Registration for Fall July 8 – 12, 2024
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Fall July 15 – 19, 2024
MidTerm Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Term II Last Day to Drop Classes* Monday, July 29, 2024
Last Day of Semester Saturday, August 17, 2024

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** Dates are tentative.

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Mercy College of Health Sciences reserves the right to change, at any time and without notice, the requirements, regulations, course and program offerings, fees, charges, and other matters addressed in this catalog. Mercy College must reserve the right to modify or terminate programs described herein; however, modification of program requirements will not adversely affect those students already enrolled in a program, nor will termination of a program affect anything other than the closure of admission thereto.

The Mercy College of Health Sciences Catalog is an informational document to guide students through academic processes, procedures, and coursework. This document is not a contract. It is a planning tool, and courses are subject to change.

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master’s degreesbachelor’s degreesassociate degreescertificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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