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Academic Calendar

Fall 2021

Currently Accepting Fall 2021 admissions applications

May 24, 2021 — Registration appointments assigned

June 14, 2021 — Fall registration begins

August 15, 2021 — Fall Graduation Application filing period open

August 30, 2021 — Fall Semester — First Day of Instruction

September 6, 2021 — Labor Day (Holiday)

October 25, 2021 — Second 8-week Fall classes begin

November 11, 2021 — Veteran’s Day (Holiday)

November 15, 2021 — Fall Graduation Application filing period closes

November 25 — November 28, 2021 — Thanksgiving (Holidays)

December 18, 2021 — Last Day of Fall Semester

December 20, 2021 — January 2, 2022 — Winter Break


Winter Intersession (WI) 2022

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

October 4, 2021 — Registration appointments assigned

October 25 2021 — Winter Intersession/Spring semester registration begins

January 3, 2022 — First Day of Winter Intersession

January 17, 2022 — Martin Luther King Day (holiday)

January 28, 2022 — Winter Intersession Ends


Spring 2022

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

October 4, 2021 — Registration appointments assigned

October 25 2021 — Winter Intersession/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


 

NON-PAYMENT DROP POLICY

Fall 2021

July 15, 2021 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between June 14 and June 27

July 22, 2021 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between June 28 and July 11

July 29, 2021 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between July 12 and July 18

August 5, 2021 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between July 19 and July 25

August 12, 2021 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between July 26 and August 8

August 19, 2021 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between August 9 and August 15

August 26, 2021 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between August 16 and August 22

August 27, 2021 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between August 23 and August 26

Any registration that occurs on August 27th or later will not be dropped for non-payment. Students that enroll are responsible for paying their fees or withdrawing from classes prior to the refund deadline to cancel fees.

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.

Late Payment Agreement:

Students who owe under $150 and need an extension on paying their registration fees, may be considered for a Fall 2021 Late Payment Agreement. Students must apply for the FASFA or California Dream Act and then complete the Late Payment Agreement Contract. This will extend your deadline to pay to October 1, 2021. You must sign up for the late payment agreement no later than 12:00 noon the day of the drop for non-payment. Questions? Please contact Sonia Cazarez at scazarez@gwc.cccd.edu

Payment Plan

Have you registered for courses, owe over $150, and need a payment plan for your current registration term? Please visit the Cashnet Payment Portal for set-up! Payment plans must be set-up by 12:00 pm the day of our scheduled drop for non-payment to ensure you are not dropped from all courses including waitlisted courses. The amount you sign up for on the Payment Plan must equal your total amount due for the registration term or your plan will not be valid, and your classes will be dropped. Balances due from prior terms cannot be added to a current Payment Plan.


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

2021 CALIFORNIA GUBERNATORIAL RECALL ELECTION – SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

Vote-By-Mail: August 16, 2021 - September 7, 2021
Beginning 29 days before the day of the election, the Registrar of Voters will mail to each registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot packet that includes a postage-paid return envelope with instructions for the use and return of the ballot.
Ballot Drop-Off Locations: August 16, 2021 – September 14, 2021
Beginning 29 days before the day of the election and through election day, all ballot drop-off locations are open. An official ballot dropbox is located in front of the Learning Resources Center (LRC) at Golden West College, near the main entrance off Goldenwest Street and Rustler Way.
Last Day to Register to Vote in Statewide Special Election: August 30, 2021
The last day to register to vote in the California Gubernatorial Recall Election. The Voter Registration Form shall be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the county elections official by this date and is effective upon receipt. The Voter Registration Form may also be submitted by this date to the Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency. Last day for military or overseas voters to register to vote, to request a vote-by-mail ballot, and to send it to the county elections official. 
Conditional Voter Registration Period: August 31, 2021 - September 14, 2021
During the period 14 days prior to Election Day and including Election Day, an individual can go to the office of his/her county elections official to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot.
New Citizen Registration Period: August 31, 2021 - September 14, 2021
A new citizen is eligible to register and vote at the office of, or at another location designated by, the county elections official at any time beginning on August 31, 2021, and ending at the close of polls on September 14, 2021. A new citizen registering to vote after the close of registration shall provide the county elections official with proof of citizenship prior to voting and shall declare that he or she has established residency in California.
Select Vote Centers Open: September 4, 2021
Beginning 10 days before the day of the Election and continuing daily up to Election Day, select vote centers are open to the public. To find a Vote Center, please CLICK HERE
Additional Vote Centers Open: September 11, 2021
Beginning 3 days before the day of the Election and continuing daily up to Election Day, additional vote centers are open to the public. Golden West College will serve as a 4-Day Vote Center. The Vote Center will be located in the Regional Criminal Justice Training Center Multipurpose Room, located near Gothard Street. The Vote Center hours of operation will be 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, September 11 – Monday, September 13, 2021, and 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Election Day, Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
Election Day: September 14, 2021
Vote Centers open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Ballots will be centrally counted at the Registrar of Voters’ office.

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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