Important Dates

Outlined below are the key program dates for the next two cohorts that will launch in the near future.

  • Cohort 20 begins Aug. 30, 2021.
  • Cohort 21 begins Aug. 29, 2022.

Application due dates

  • Early application deadline of Feb. 1st.
  • Final application deadline of June 1st. 
  • Enrollment deposit due June 1st.

Advances

Advance Cohort 20 Cohort 21
First advance Sept. 7-10, departing Sept. 10, 2021 Sept. 6-9, departing Sept. 9, 2022
Second advance June 15-20, departing June 21, 2022 (dates tentative) mid-June 2023 (dates tentative)
Final advance May 29-June 2, departing June 2, 2023 May 27-31, departing May 31, 2024

Weekly chat

Cohorts meet weekly for a zoom video conference with the Dr. Sweet at a fixed time for the two years courses with the Lead Mentor. Chat times for each cohort are set for the following days/times:

  • SCC20: Mondays, 6-7am PDT/PST
  • SCC21: Mondays, 7-8am PDT/PST

Online Orientation

  • Dates: Tuesday, Aug. 31 - Thursday, Sept. 2nd, 9am - 4pm PDT
  • Students will meet online in Zoom.
  • Students will be oriented to the program, the Project Portfolio process, meet their cohort, their peer group, and their Project Faculty.

Coursework

Semester

Cohort 20

Semester

Cohort 21

Fall 2021

  • Begins: Aug. 30, 2021
  • Online Orientation (first week)
  • First Advance
  • Weekly chat
  • Ends: Dec. 17, 2021

Fall 2022

  • Begins: Aug. 29, 2022
  • Online Orientation (first week)
  • First Advance
  • Weekly chat
  • Ends: Dec. 16, 2022

Spring 2022

  • Begins: Jan. 11, 2021
  • Weekly chat
  • Ends: Apr. 30, 2021

Spring 2023

  • Begins: Jan. 9, 2023
  • Weekly chat
  • Ends: Apr. 28, 2023

Summer 2022

  • Begins: May 9, 2022
  • Second Advance
  • Ends: July 1, 2022

Summer 2023

  • Begins: May 8, 2023
  • Second Advance
  • Ends: June 30, 2023

Fall 2022

  • Begins: Aug. 29, 2022
  • Weekly chat
  • Ends: Dec. 16, 2022

Fall 2023

  • Begins: Aug. 28, 2023
  • Weekly chat
  • Ends: Dec. 15, 2023

Spring 20223

  • Begins: Jan. 9, 2023
  • Weekly chat
  • Ends: Apr. 28, 2023

Spring 2024

  • Begins: Jan. 8, 2024
  • Weekly chat
  • Ends: Apr. 26, 2024

Summer 2023

  • Begins: May 8, 2023
  • Final Advance
  • Ends: June 30, 2023

Summer 2024

  • Begins: May 6, 2024
  • Final Advance
  • Ends: June 28, 2024

Fall 2023

  • Begins: Aug. 28, 2023
  • No Online Chat
  • No taught coursework; students focus exclusively on their Project Portfolios.
  • Ends: Dec. 15, 2023

Fall 2024

  • Begins: Aug. 26, 2024
  • No Online Chat
  • No taught coursework; students focus exclusively on their Project Portfolios.
  • Ends: Dec. 13, 2024
Spring 2024
  • Begins: Jan. 8, 2024
  • No Online Chat
  • No taught coursework; students focus exclusively on their Project Portfolios.
  • Ends: Apr. 26, 2024
Spring 2025
  • Begins: Jan. 13, 2025
  • No Online Chat
  • No taught coursework; students focus exclusively on their Project Portfolios.
  • Ends: May 2, 2025

The Project Portfolio

Draft Cohort 20 Cohort 21
Project Prototype due Feb. 1, 2024 Feb. 1, 2025
Final Portfolio examination Mar. 1, 2024 Mar. 1, 2025

Graduation

Event Cohort 20 Cohort 21
Hooding and Commencement ceremony  May 2024 May 2025