Higher Diplomas

Academic Calendar

2021/2022 Academic Year

Higher Diploma Programmes Calendar

Important Dates

Course Registration, Miscellaneous Applications and Release of Results
for Academic Year 2021/22 (Higher Diploma Programmes)

Semester A 2021/22


Week

Date

Weekday

Event

 

(From) Mid-August 2021

 

Release of students' Personal Class Schedule for Semester A on Student Portal

 

23 August 2021

Monday

First day for paper drop of all courses Note 1

 

28 August 2021

Saturday

Last day to apply for credit transfer/course exemption
(only applicable to student admitted in Semester A 2021/22)

Week 1

30 August 2021

Monday

Classes begin

Week 2

06 September 2021

Monday

Last day for:

  • paper drop of all courses
  • reduced study load/exceeding maximum study load application

Week 2

11 September 2021

Saturday

Last day to apply for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses with no tuition fee charged 
(The acceptance fee paid at the time of admission will not be refunded under any circumstances.)

Week 3

12 September 2021

Sunday

First day: 50% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

Week 6

09 October 2021

Saturday

Last day: 50% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

Week 7

10 October 2021 onwards

Sunday

100% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

 

17–23 October 2021

Sunday –
Saturday

Study break

Week 10

(From)
11 November 2021

Thursday

Release of Semester A's examination schedule on Student Portal

Week 13

04 December 2021

Saturday

Last day of teaching
Last day to apply for:

  • late drop of courses and leave of absence for Semester A 2021/22
  • programme transfer to be effective in Semester B 2021/22

Week 14

06 December 2021

Monday

First day of Student Revision period

Week 14

11 December 2021

Saturday

Last day of Student Revision period Note 2

Week 15

13 December 2021

Monday

First day of Examination period Note 3

Week 16

24 December 2021

Friday

Last day of Examination period

Week 17

28 December 2021

Tuesday

Semester Break starts

Week 18

(From)
04 January 2022

Tuesday

Release of Semester A's course grades in Student Portal

Week 19

15 January 2022

Saturday

Semester Break ends

Notes:

1

A student who seeks to drop courses resulting in a study load in the semester lower than the range stipulated by the Academic Regulations should at the same time complete and submit the application form for Deviation from Normal Study Load Range (with the paper add/drop form for dropping courses, if applicable) to the College Office at Kowloon City Campus.

2

A student who does not plan to continue their studies at the College should submit the application form for Withdrawal from Studies on or before the closing date of the student revision period of the semester concerned. The application will normally take effect from the date of submission. However, once the examination period has started, the application will only take effect from the following semester.

3

A student may apply for extenuating circumstances if they reasonably believe that their ability to attend an examination has been adversely affected by the circumstances (i.e. Long-Term Illness/ Short-Term Illness/ Hospitalization/ Bereavement/ Serious Personal or Emotional Circumstances). They should submit the case with supporting evidence to the course-offering faculty as soon as possible but no later than 5 working days of the scheduled date for the affected examination.

                                                                                                                                                                                

Semester B 2021/22 (Tentative)


Week

Date

Weekday

Event

 

04 December 2021

Saturday

Last day to apply for programme transfer to be effective in Semester B 2021/22

 

Mid-December 2021

 

Release of students' Personal Class Schedule for Semester B on Student Portal

 

10 January 2022

Monday

First day for paper add/drop of all courses Note 1

 

15 January 2022

Saturday

Last day to apply for credit transfer/course exemption
(only applicable to student admitted in Semester B 2021/22)

Week 1

17 January 2022

Monday

Classes begin

Week 2

24 January 2022

Monday

Last day for:

  • paper add/drop of all courses
  • reduced study load/exceeding maximum study load application

Week 2

29 January 2022

Saturday

Last day to apply for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses with no tuition fee charged

Week 3

06 February 2022

Sunday

First day: 50% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

Week 6

05 March 2022

Saturday

Last day: 50% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

Week 7

06 March 2022 onwards

Sunday

100% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

Week 10

(From)
31 March 2022

Thursday

Release of Semester B's examination schedule on Student Portal

Week 13

30 April 2022

Saturday

Last day of teaching
Last day to apply for

  • late drop of courses and leave of absence for Semester B 2021/22
  • programme transfer to be effective in Semester A 2022/23

Week 14

03 May 2022

Tuesday

First day of Student Revision period

Week 14

07 May 2022

Saturday

Last day of Student Revision period Note 2

Week 15

10 May 2022

Tuesday

First day of Examination period Note 3

Week 16

21 May 2022

Saturday

Last day of Examination period

Week 17

23 May 2022

Monday

Semester Break starts

Week 18

(From)
31 May 2022

Tuesday

Release of Semester B's course grades in Student Portal

Week 19

04 June 2022

Saturday

Semester Break ends

Notes:

1

A student who seeks to add/drop courses resulting in a study load in the semester higher/lower than the range stipulated by the Academic Regulations should at the same time complete and submit the application form for Deviation from Normal Study Load Range (with the paper add/drop form for add/drop of all courses, if applicable) to the College Office at Kowloon City Campus.

2

A student who does not plan to continue their studies at the College should submit the application form for Withdrawal from Studies on or before the closing date of the student revision period of the semester concerned. The application will normally take effect from the date of submission. However, once the examination period has started, the application will only take effect from the following semester.

3

A student may apply for extenuating circumstances if they reasonably believe that their ability to attend an examination has been adversely affected by the circumstances (i.e. Long-Term Illness/ Short-Term Illness/ Hospitalization/ Bereavement/ Serious Personal or Emotional Circumstances). They should submit the case with supporting evidence to the course-offering faculty as soon as possible but no later than 5 working days of the scheduled date for the affected examination.

 

Summer Term 2022 (Tentative)


Week

Date

Weekday

Event

 

Early May 2022

 

Release of students' Personal Class Schedule for Summer Term in Student Portal

 

23 May 2022

Monday

First day for paper add/drop of all courses Note 1

Week 1

06 June 2022

Monday

Classes begin

Week 2

13 June 2022

Monday

Last day for:

  • paper add/drop of all courses
  • exceeding maximum study load application

Week 2

18 June 2022

Saturday

Last day to apply for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses with no tuition fee charged

Week 3

19 June 2022

Sunday

First day: 50% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

Week 3

25 June 2022

Saturday

Last day: 50% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

Week 4

26 June 2022 onwards

Sunday

100% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

Week 5

(From)
07 July 2022

Thursday

Release of Summer Term's examination schedule in Student Portal

Week 7

23 July 2022

Saturday

Last day of teaching

Week 8

25 July 2022

Monday

First day of Student Revision period

Week 8

30 July 2022

Saturday

Last day of Student Revision period

Week 9

01 August 2022

Monday

First day of Examination period Note 2

Week 9

06 August 2022

Saturday

Last day of Examination period

Week 10

08 August 2022

Monday

Term Break starts

Week 11

(From)
16 August 2022

Tuesday

Release of Summer Term's course grades in Student Portal

Week 12

27 August 2022

Saturday

Term Break ends

Notes:

1

A student who seeks to add/drop courses resulting in a study load in the term higher/lower than the range stipulated by the Academic Regulations should at the same time complete and submit the application form for Deviation from Normal Study Load Range (with the paper add/drop form for add/drop of all courses, if applicable) to the College Office at Kowloon City Campus.

2

A student may apply for extenuating circumstances if they reasonably believe that their ability to attend an examination has been adversely affected by the circumstances (i.e. Long-Term Illness/ Short-Term Illness/ Hospitalization/ Bereavement/ Serious Personal or Emotional Circumstances). They should submit the case with supporting evidence to the course-offering faculty as soon as possible but no later than 5 working days of the scheduled date for the affected examination.