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Golden West College Important Dates

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SPRING SEMESTER 2015
September 15, 2014 Application period begins
November 3, 2014 Registration period begins
January 31, 2015 Spring Semester - First Day of Instruction
February 13 Lincoln's Day (holiday) No Classes
February 16 Washington's Day (holiday) No Classes
March 30 to April 5 Spring Recess - No Classes
April 6 Second 8-week Spring classes begin
May 25 Memorial Day (holiday) Campus Closed
May 28 Graduation Ceremony
May 31 Last Day of Spring Semester
SUMMER SESSION 2015
January 5, 2015 Application period begings
April 13, 2015 Registration period begins
June 15, 2015 First Day of Instruction
August 7, 2015 Summer Session ends
FALL SEMESTER 2015
January 5, 2015 Application period begings
June 15, 2015 Registration period begins
August 23, 2015 First Day of Instruction
September 7, 2015 Labor Day (holiday) No Classes
October 19, 2015 Second 8-week Fall classes begin
November 11, 2015 Veteran's Day (holiday) no classes
November 26 - 29, 2015 Thanksgiving holiday
December 13, 2015 Last Day of Fall Semester

Short term classes (any course other than 16wk which would include Winter Intersession Courses and Summer Courses)

  • 10% of the course - Last day to drop for a refund
  • 20% of the course - Last day to drop and not receive a “W”
  • 75% of the course - Last day to drop a course and receive a “W”

Students must officially withdraw from classes either online or in person by the specific deadline for each class. Refer to the Student Class Program/Web Schedule Bill on the Student tab of the MyGWC portal page as drop dates may vary from class to class. It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw from classes and to verify all withdrawals by printing the Student Class Program.

For all sessions

  • If a holiday falls on Friday, then Saturday and Sunday classes will not meet.
  • If a holiday falls on Monday, then Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
  • If a holiday falls on Monday and Friday, Saturday and Sunday classes will not meet.
  • Final exams are held during regular class meeting time during the last week of the semester.

CLASS CANCELATION

College reserves the right to cancel classes. All classes offered are based upon sufficient enrollment to economically warrant them. Classes may be cancelled as a result of low enrollment, State legislation, and/or financial considerations. When classes are cancelled due to low enrollment, every attempt will be made to help students adjust their academic schedules.