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Academic Calendar

SPRING SEMESTER 2021

January 15, 2021 — Spring Graduation Application filing period opens

January 30, 2021 — Spring Semester — First Day of Instruction

February 12, 2021 — Lincoln’s Day (Holiday)

February 15, 2021 — Washington’s Day (Holiday)

March 29, 2021 — April 4, 2021 — Spring Recess (Holidays)

April 5, 2021 — Second 8-week Spring classes begin

April 15, 2021 — Spring Graduation Application filing period closes

May 29, 2021 — Last Day of Spring Semester


Summer 2021

Currently Accepting Summer/Fall 2021 admissions applications

March 22, 2021 — Registration appointments assigned

April 12, 2021 — Summer registration begins

June 14, 2021 — First sessions begin

Monday, July 5, 2021 — Independence Day (holiday) observed

August 20, 2021 — Last Day summer session


FALL SEMESTER 2021

Currently Accepting Summer/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 27, 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 Semester 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


ELECTION DATES

2021 Second Supervisorial District Vacancy Election (Orange County)

February 8, 2021 — Vote-by-Mail Voting Begins
February 22, 2021 — Last Day to Register to Vote for this Election
February 23 — March 9, 2021 – Conditional Voter Registration Period
February 27, 2021 — Select Vote Centers Open
March 2, 2021 — Last Day to Request a Replacement Ballot
March 6, 2021 — Additional Vote Centers Open
March 9, 2021 — Election Day

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.

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.


NON-PAYMENT DROP POLICY

Winter Intersession/ Spring 2021


November 19, 2020 (2:00 p.m.): For registration between October 26 and November 8

December 3, 2020 (2:00 p.m.): For registration between November 9 and November 22

December 10, 2020 (2:00 p.m.): For registration between November 23 and November 30

December 17, 2020 (2:00 p.m.): For registration between December 1 and December 6

January 14, 2021 (2:00 p.m.): For registration between December 7 and January 3

January 21, 2021 (2:00 p.m.): For registration between January 4 and January 17

January 28, 2021 (2:00 p.m.): For registration between January 18 and January 24

January 29, 2021 (2:00 p.m.): For registration between January 25 and January 28

Any registration that occurs on January 29th 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:

Golden West College is excited to offer our Spring 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 April 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.

Cashnet Payment Plan:

Have you registered for courses, owe over $150, and need a payment plan for your current term? Please visit the Cashnet Payment Portal. You must enroll in the plan no later than 12:00 noon on the day of the drop for non-payment.

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.

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.

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