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Academic Calendar


Spring 2022

Currently Accepting Spring 2022 admissions applications

September 13, 2021 — Admissions application filing period opens for Spring 2022

October 4, 2021 — Registration appointments assigned

October 25 2021 — Spring semester registration begins

January 15, 2022 — Spring Graduation Application filing period opens

January 31, 2022 — Spring Semester — First Day of Instruction

February 18, 2022 — Lincoln’s Day (Holiday)

February 21, 2022 — Washington’s Day (Holiday)

March 28, 2022 — April 3, 2022 — Spring Recess (Holidays)

April 4, 2022 — Second 8-week Spring classes begin

April 15, 2022 — Spring Graduation Application filing period closes

May 28, 2022 — Last Day of Spring Semester


Summer 2022

June 13, 2022 — First Day of Instruction

July 4, 2022 — Independence Day (Holiday)

August 19, 2022 — Last Day of Instruction


Fall 2022

August 29, 2022 — First Day of Instruction

September 5, 2022 — Labor Day (Holiday) 

October 24, 2022 — Second Eight Week Classes Begin

November 11, 2022 — Veteran’s Day (Holiday)

November 24 - November 27, 2022 — Thanksgiving (Holidays)

December 17, 2022 — Last Day of the Semester

December 19, 2022 - January 1, 2023 — Winter Break 


Winter Intersession (WI) 2023

January 2, 2023 — First Day of Instruction

January 16, 2023 — Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)

January 28, 2023 — Winter Intersession Ends


Spring 2023

January 30, 2023 — First Day of the Semester

February 17, 2023 — Lincoln’s Day observed (Holiday)

February 20, 2023 — Washington’s Day (Holiday)

March 27 – Sunday, April 2, 2023 — Spring Recess (Holidays)

April 3, 2023 — Second Eight Week Classes Begin

May 27, 2023 — Last Day of the Semester


NON-PAYMENT DROP POLICY

Summer 2022 Drop Schedule

Students who have not paid their account balance in full may be dropped for non-payment of fees as follows:
May 12, 2022 Thursday (3:00 pm): For registration between April 11 and May 5
May 19, 2022 Thursday (3:00 pm): For registration between May 6 and May 12
May 26, 2022 Thursday (3:00 pm): For registration between May 13 and May 19
June 2, 2022 Thursday (3:00 pm): For registration between May 20 and May 26
June 9, 2022 Thursday (3:00 pm): For registration between May 27 and June 2
June 10, 2022 Friday (3:00 pm): For registration between June 3 and June 9
June 10th is the final drop for non-payment for Summer 2022 registration. Any registration that has occured through June 9 and not been paid will be dropped for non-payment.

IMPORTANT: Ultimately, students are responsible for any fees incurred and grades received. It is the students responsibility to drop classes by the State mandated refund deadline to avoid fee obligations and MUST print a student class program (available via MyGWC) to verify all withdrawals regardless of drop for non-payment schedule. Not showing up to class for the first class meeting does not equate to withdrawing from a class. If you do not attend a class in which you are enrolled you must drop yourself from the class by the refund deadline. Drops are completed online via MyGWC.




Class Cancellation

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

All dates and hours of operation are subject to change without notice.

Deadlines for refunds, fee cancellations, registration, and withdrawals are different for each course.

For specific course deadlines, please refer to one of the following: Student Class Program/Web Schedule Bill (Available via MyGWC)

Short term classes (any course other than 16-wk 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.

Election Dates

Statewide Direct Primary Election - June 7, 2022

Voter Registration

  • Online
  • By Mail, postmark by May 23, 2022
  • You can “conditionally” register and vote at your county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline.

Vote-by-Mail Ballot Request

Must arrive by May 31, 2022

Completed Ballots, Including Vote-by-Mail Ballots

  • Personally delivered ballots: Must be delivered by close of polls on June 7, 2022
  • Mailed ballots: Must be postmarked on or before June 7, 2022, and received by your county elections office no later than June 10, 2022.

All dates can be verified online at the Secretary of State or Orange County Election Office.
All voter and election information can be verified online at the California Secretary of State and Orange County Election Office websites.

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