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academic-calendarThe Bahrain Polytechnic operates on a two semester system. The First Semester starts in September and ends in January, and the Second Semester starts in late February and ends in June. Classes during the summer term may be offered, and this normally starts in July and ends in August. The approved dates for each Academic Year are available on the Academic Calendar.

Classes normally run Sunday to Thursday, from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (local time).

The Bahrain Polytechnic Academic Calendar is updated yearly, and the Academic Calendar below for the current year shows the key academic dates as well as the key dates for public and academic holidays. Note that public holidays are subject to lunar sighting or announcement by the Government.

 

Key Dates for Academic Year 2017/2018

August 2017

27Faculty attendance required. All faculty return from leave.
28Last day for submitting applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre requisites for Semester 2, 2017-18
31 Arafa day 1438*

September 2017

1 -5Eid Al-Adha Holiday 1438* and compensation days
6 – 21“Online enrolment period (see website for details) Add and Drop Period ends one week after the start of classes”
10 – 14Orientation days for new and returning students
17 First day of Semester 1, 2017-18 classes
21Al-Hijri New Year Holiday 1439*
24Add and Drop Period ends
30 September to 2 October Ashoora Holiday and compensation day*

October 2017

3Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee). Payment of fees due.
4Students with unpaid fees: Late fee applied (4-10 October grace period to pay fees)
4 – 31Withdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to the SIC in Building 8.
11Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped, ALL fees remain due
30- 31Apply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
31“Last day to Withdraw without academic penalty (students withdrawing after this: WF grade applies)”

November 2017

5 – 9Mid Semester Break
12 – 16Assessment Week  (refer to Course Booklet)
19 – 29Programme / Major Transfer period for Semester Two 2017/2018 (degree students ONLY)
30Prophet’s birthday *

December 2017

3 – 7Major Selection period for Semester Two 2017/2018 (degree students ONLY)
16 – 17National Day,  Accession Day Holiday and the compensation day   
24 – 31Non Teaching day; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave

January 2018

1New Year’s Day
4Last day for submitting applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre requisites for Semester 2, 2017-18 (at least 2 Months prior if required for enrolment)
21 – 25Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
25Last day of Semester 1 (attendance requirements)

February 2018

7-8Faculty & Academic Boards
11 February-1 MarchMid-year break
11-22Compulsory Academic Annual Leave
15Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
21Academic Appeals Due
18-21Submission of appeal for course results (Pending Policy approval – 4 working days)
25Faculty attendance (All faculty return from leave)
20 February – 8 March“Online enrolment period (see website) Add and Drop Period ends  one week after the start of classes”

 

March 2018

4First day of Semester 2, 2017-18 classes
8Add and Drop Period ends
4 – 31Apply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
15Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee). Payment of fees due in full.
18 March -12 AprilWithdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to the SIC
18Students with unpaid fees: Late fee applied (18-22 March grace period to pay fees)
25Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped, ALL fees remain due

April 2018

12Last day to Withdraw without academic Penalty (students withdrawing after this: WF grade applies)
22 – 26Mid Semester break
29 April- 3 MayAssessment Week  (refer to Course Booklet)
TBAApply for admission for academic year 2018/2019

May 2018

1Labor Day Holiday
6-17Programme / Major transfer period for Semester One 2018/2019 (degree students)
20 -24Major Selection period for Semester One 2018/2019 (degree students)
16First day of Ramadan 1439*

June 2018

14Non Teaching day; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave
15 – 19Eid Al-Fitr Holiday 1439* and the compensation days
20-21Non Teaching day; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave
24 – 28Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
28Last day of Semester 2 (attendance requirements)

July 2018

11-12Faculty & Academic Boards
15 July- 30 AugustCompulsory Academic Annual Leave
19Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
25Academic Appeals Due
22 – 25Submission of appeal for course results (Pending Policy approval – 5 working days)
TBAAll dates for the summer term will be published if any courses are offered
TBALast day of Summer term (if offered for attendance requirements)

September 2018

2Faculty attendance (All academic staff return from leave)
2Review of appeal applications made before xxxx for Semester 2, 2017-18

Notes:

  • * will be determined upon sighting of the moon or as notified
  •    TBA: To Be Advised

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