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Academic Calendar


Winter Intersession 2023

Registration Begins: October 24, 2022

January 3, 2023 — First Day of Instruction

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

January 28, 2023 — Winter Intersession Ends


Spring 2023

Registration Begins: October 24, 2022

January 30, 2023 — First Day of Instruction

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

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

February 23, 2023 — Mandatory Flex Day

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


Summer 2023

Registration Begins: April 10, 2023

June 12, 2023 — First Day of the Semester

June 19, 2023 — Juneteenth (Holiday)

July 4, 2023 — Independence Day (Holiday)

August 18, 2023 — Last Day of the Semester


Fall 2023

Registration Begins: May 1, 2023

August 25, 2023 — Mandatory Flex Day

August 28, 2023 — First Day of Instruction

September 4, 2023 — Labor Day (holiday)

October 23, 2023 — Second Eight Week Classes Begin

November 10, 2023 —Veteran’s Day (holiday)

November 23 – November 26, 2023 — Thanksgiving (holidays)

December 16, 2023 — Last Day of the Semester

December 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024 — Winter Break


NON-PAYMENT DROP POLICY


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.

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Orange County

California Secretary of State

 

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