Academic Calendar

Columbus Central University

CCU has 3 intakes every year, September, January and May.

The CCUSOM University, along with its departments and offices, follows an official CCU Academic Calendar for each year. Additionally, the Human Resources department keeps a Holiday Schedule for faculty and other employees. The academic calendars are proposed by the Deans of Basic Science and Premedical Science and then approved by the Chief Academic Officer based on the guidelines set by CCU's (Belize) General Administration. The academic year starts with the spring semester.

To be admitted to CCU, applicants must have completed at least 90 credit hours, and it is highly advisable for them to have obtained a degree from an accredited undergraduate institution. The following courses are mandatory prerequisites:

Course Credits – Course Credits – Lab
General Biology I 3 1
General Biology II 3 1
General Chemistry I 3 1
General Chemistry II 3 1
Organic Chemistry I 3 1
Organic Chemistry II 3 1
Physics I 3 1
English I 3 -
Mathematics (Calculus OR Statistics) 3 -
January 13, 2020New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
January 14, 2020First Day of Instruction
February 7, 2020Last Day to Drop/Add a course
February 28, 2020Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
April 13 – 10, 2020NBME Exams
April 20 – 24, 2020Final Exam Week
May 11, 2020  New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
May 12, 2020 First Day of Instruction
May 29, 2020Last Day to Drop/Add a course
June 26, 2020 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
August 14, 2020 NBME Exams
August 17 – 21, 2020Final Exam Week
September 7, 2020New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
September 8, 2020 First Day of Instruction
October 2, 2020Last Day to Drop/Add a course
October 23, 2020 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
December 7 – 11, 2020NBME Exams
December 14 – 18, 2020  Final Exam Week
January 4, 2021 New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
January 5, 2021First Day of Instruction
January 22, 2021Last Day to Drop/Add a course
February 19, 2021Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
April 5 – 9, 2021NBME Exams
April 12 – 16, 2021Final Exam Week
May 3, 2021New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
May 4, 2021  First Day of Instruction
May 21, 2021 Last Day to Drop/Add a course
June 25, 2021 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
August 9 -13, 2021 NBME Exams
August 16 – 20, 2021Final Exam Week
September 6, 2021New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
September 7, 2021First Day of Instruction
September 24, 2021Last Day to Drop/Add a course
October 22, 2021Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
December 6 -10, 2021NBME Exams
December 13 – 17, 2021 Final Exam Week
January 10, 2022New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
January 11, 2022 First Day of Instruction
January 4, 2022 Last Day to Drop/Add a course
February 25, 2022 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
April 11 – 15, 2022NBME Exams
April 18 – 22, 2022Final Exam Week
May 9, 2022New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
May 10, 2022First Day of Instruction
May 27, 2022 Last Day to Drop/Add a course
June 24, 2022Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
August 8 - 12, 2022NBME Exams
August 15 – 19, 2022Final Exam Week
September 5, 2022New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
September 6, 2022First Day of Instruction
September 23, 2022Last Day to Drop/Add a course
October 21, 2022 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
December 5 - 9, 2022 NBME Exams
December 12 – 16, 2022Final Exam Week
January 9, 2023New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
January 10, 2023First Day of Instruction
January 28, 2023  Last Day to Drop/Add a course
February 25, 2023 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
April 11 – 15, 2023NBME Exams
April 17 – 22, 2023Final Exam Week
May 8, 2023New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
May 9, 2023First Day of Instruction
May 27, 2023Last Day to Drop/Add a course
June 1, 2023 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
August 8 - 12, 2023NBME Exams
August 14 – 19, 2023Final Exam Week
September 4, 2023New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance)
September 5, 2023First Day of Instruction
September 23, 2023 Last Day to Drop/Add a course
October 21, 2023Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
December 5 - 9, 2023 NBME Exams
December 12 – 16, 2023Final Exam Week
Clarification on CCUSOM Programs

We wish to inform you that CCUSOM has no partner campuses, split programs in India, or offline premed centers. Our programs are exclusively completed within the university in Belize. Any rumors circulating in India about such arrangements are untrue. Trust only official communications for accurate information.