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WINTER INTERSESSION 2016
September 7, 2015 Application filing period opens
October 12, 2015 Registration period begins
January 4, 2016 First day of instruction
January 18, 2016 Holiday - Martin Luther King Day
January 29, 2016 Last day of Winter Intersession
SPRING SEMESTER 2016
September 7, 2015 Application filing period opens
October 12, 2015 Registration period begins
January 11, 2016 First 9 week Cosmetology classes begin
January 30, 2016 First day of instruction
February 1, 2016 Spring graduation filing period opens
February 12, 2016 Holiday - Lincoln's Day
February 15, 2016 Holiday - Washington Day
March 14, 2016 Second 9 week Cosmetology classes begin
March 28 - April 3, 2016 Spring Recess
April 1, 2016 Last day to submit graduation petition for Spring
April 4, 2016 Second 8 week classes begin
May 26, 2016 Commencement Ceremony
May 29, 2016 Last day of Spring semester
May 30, 2016 Holiday - Memorial Day
SUMMER SESSION SEMESTER 2016
November 30, 2015 Application filing period opens
April 11, 2016 Registration period begins
June 13, 2016 First Day of Instruction
July 4, 2016 Independence Day (holiday) No Classes
August 12, 2016 Last Day of Summer Session
FALL SEMESTER 2016
November 30, 2015 Application filing period opens
June 13, 2016 Registration period begins
August 29, 2016 First Day of Instruction
September 5, 2016 Labor Day (holiday) No Classes
October 24, 2016 Second 8-week Fall classes begin
November 11, 2016 Veteran's Day (holiday) no classes
November 24 - 27, 2016 Thanksgiving holiday
December 17, 2016 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.