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Census Day Dates

Fall and Spring Semester (16 week term only)
Semester 1st Class Day Census Class Day * 20th Class Day **
Fall 2023 August 28, 2023 September 13, 2023

September 25, 2023

Spring 2024 January 16, 2024 January 31, 2024

February 12, 2024

Fall and Spring Semester (1st and 2nd eight-week terms only)
Semester Term 1st Class Day Census Day (6th Class Day)
Fall 2023 1st eight-week August 28, 2023       September 5, 2023
Fall 2023 2nd eight-week October 23, 2023 October 30, 2023
Spring 2024 1st eight-week January 16, 2024 January 23, 2024
Spring 2023 2nd eight-week March 18, 2024 March 25, 2024

Please Note: Census Day is reported on 6th class day and is the only day counted for 8 week sessions.

Summer I and II Semester (5 week term only)
Semester 1st Class Day 4th Class Day * 15th Class Day **
Summer I 2023 June 5, 2023 June 8, 2023 June 26, 2023
Summer II 2023 July 10, 2023 July 13, 2023 July 28, 2023
Summer 1 2024 June 3, 2024 June 6, 2024 June 21, 2024
Summer II 2024 July 8, 2024 July 11, 2024 July 26, 2024

Please Note: These dates are not reflective of student billing. Please reference the Registrars Office and/or Student Accounts for any billing inquiries.

Definitions from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Glossary

* Student Report. This report reflects all students enrolled in credit courses at the reporting institution as of the official census date, which is the 12th class day for the Fall and Spring semesters (16-week session) and the 4th class day for each of the summer terms (6-week session). To be included in this report, students must be registered by the official census date, they must be registered for one or more Coordinating Board approved course(s) for resident credit at the reporting institution whether the course is taught on-campus or off-campus (including instructional telecommunications) and the institution must collect tuition and fees in full from the student or have a valid accounts receivable on record. To have a valid accounts receivable, the students are required to have a fully operational installment contract (in accordance with Chapter 54, Section 54.007 of the Texas Education Code by the payment due date in order to be in good standing. This includes payment of half the tuition and fees as a first installment prior to the beginning of the semester and the existence of a fully-signed contract by the payment due date. Students who withdraw from all classes on or before the official census date will not be included.

** On or before the 20th class day for each regular semester and the 15th class day for each summer session, institutions other than community colleges shall collect from each student who is to be counted for state formula funding appropriations, the tuition and fees (mandatory and optional) established by state law or by the respective governing boards. The 20 th class day numbers are used for all official IPEDS reporting.