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Golden West College Important Dates

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Winter Intersession & Spring Semester 2014
November 1 Continuing students can view their Registration appointment date and time on MyGWC
November 25 – December 6 Continuing student registration begins - (MyGWC) by appt.
November 28-December 1 Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes – Campus Closed
MyGWC available for registration
December 9 - 17 New/Returning Students registration (MyGWC) by appt. prior to Winter Break
December 19 – January 1, 2014 Winter Break - No Classes – Campus Closed
January 2 - 26 MyGWC –Registration continues
January 2 Winter Intersession - First Day of Instruction
January 20 Martin Luther King Day (Campus Closed) No Classes
January 25 Last Day of Winter Intersession
January 27, 2014 Spring Semester - First Day of Instruction
February 9 Last day to drop for a refund
Last day to drop and not receive a “W”
February 14 Lincoln's Day (holiday) No Classes
February 17 Washington's Day (holiday) No Classes
March 24 to March 30 Spring Recess - No Classes
March 31 Second 8-week Spring classes begin
April 27 Last day to drop a course and receive a “W”
May 25 Last Day of Spring Semester
May 26 Memorial Day (holiday) Campus Closed
June 16 Summer Session Begins
Summer Session 2014
February 18 Application filing period begins
April 16 Students can view their summer registration appointment online through their MyGWC  
May 14 Continuing students - WEB registration (MyGWC) by appt begins
May 22 New/Returning Students - WEB registration (MyGWC)  by appt. begins
May 26 Holiday - Memorial Day
May 27 - June 14 Online (MyGWC) registration continues by appointment
May 27 Cosmetology Classes begin
June 16

Summer Sessions begins
Late registration – Instructor permission & Authorization to Add Code (AAC) required to add any class that has started (regardless of class status) 

July 4 Holiday – Fourth of July
July 12 4 Week Summer Session Ends
July 26 6 Week Summer Session Ends
August 1 Filing deadline for summer graduation
August 2 7 Week Summer Session Ends
August 9 8 Week Summer Session Ends
Fall Semester 2014
First Day of Instruction Sunday, August 24, 2014
Labor Day (holiday) Monday, September 1, 2014
Second Eight Week Classes Begin Monday, October 20, 2014
Veteran's Day (holiday) Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thanksgiving (holiday) Thursday, November 27 - Sunday, November 30
Last Day of the Semester Sunday, December 14, 2014
Winter Break Monday, December 22 - Sunday January 4, 2015
Spring Semester 2015
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 31 Last Day of Spring 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”

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.