Academic Calendar

At JIBC, we offer hundreds of courses and many programs that lead to careers in public safety and security, emergency response, pre-hospital health care, corrections, victims’ services  and conflict resolution.  You will find the most up-to-date information in the Academic Calendar.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in the online calendar.  JIBC reserves the right to make changes to the information at any time without notice, including the addition or cancellation of classes.  JIBC also reserves the right to make changes to fees at any time, without notice. 

Important Dates

The following withdrawal and refund deadline dates only apply to 3-credit courses that are 13-15 weeks in length (including instruction and final exams).

For all other courses please check the program page for withdrawal and refund deadlines

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Winter Semester 2018 (January - April) - weeks

Date       Deadline

Jan 8

Semester begins.

Jan 19

Last day to withdraw from a course for 80% refund. Last day to drop a course without receiving a “W” on your transcript (subsequent withdrawals receive a grade of “W” and are not eligible for a refund). Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

Feb 8

Convocation

Feb 12

Family Day – Campus closed

Feb 13-16

Mid-semester reading break

Mar 2

Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw from the Institute (students will receive a “W” on their transcript). After this date, a grade of “F” will be recorded. 

Mar 30

Good Friday – Campus closed 

Apr 2

Easter Monday – Campus closed

Apr 20

Last day of classes

Spring/Summer Semester 2018 (May – August) - 14 weeks

Date       Deadline

May 7

Semester begins.

May 18

Last day to withdraw from a course for 80% refund. Last day to drop a course without receiving a “W” on your transcript (subsequent withdrawals receive a grade of “W” and are not eligible for a refund). Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

May 21

Victoria Day – Campus closed

Jun 14

Convocation

June 29

Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw from the Institute (students will receive a “W” on their transcript). After this date, a grade of “F” will be recorded.

Jul 2

Canada Day (in lieu) – Campus closed 

Aug 6

BC Day – campus closed 

Aug 10

Last day of classes

Fall Semester 2018 (September – December) - 14 weeks

Date       Deadline

Sept 4

Semester begins.

Sept 14

Last day to withdraw from a course for 80% refund. Last day to drop a course without receiving a “W” on your transcript (subsequent withdrawals receive a grade of “W” and are not eligible for a refund). Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

Oct 8

Thanksgiving – Campus closed

Oct 26

Last day to drop course or completely withdraw from the Institute (students will receive a “W” on their transcript). After this date a grade of “F” will be recorded.

Nov 12

Remembrance Day (in lieu) – Campus closed  

 Dec 7

Last day of classes

Winter Semester 2019 (January - April) - 15 weeks

Date       Deadline

Jan 7

Semester begins

Jan 18

Last day to withdraw from a course for 80% refund. Last day to drop a course without receiving a “W” on your transcript (subsequent withdrawals receive a grade of “W” and are not eligible for a refund). Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

Feb 11

Family Day - Campus closed

Feb 12-16

Mid-semester reading break

Feb 14

Convocation

 Mar 1

Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw from the Institute (students will receive a “W” on their transcript). After this date, a grade of “F” will be recorded.

Apr 18

Last day of classes

Spring/Summer 2019 (May - August) - 14 weeks

Date       Deadline

May 6

Semester begins

May 17

Last day to withdraw from a course for 80% refund. Last day to drop a course without receiving a “W” on your transcript (subsequent withdrawals receive a grade of “W” and are not eligible for a refund). Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

May 20

Victoria Day – Campus closed

Jun 13

Convocation

Jun 28

Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw from the Institute (students will receive a “W” on their transcript). After this date, a grade of “F” will be recorded.

Jul 1

Canada Day – campus closed 

Aug 9

Last day of classes


Last updated December 12, 2017