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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Fall 2018

Please Note:
A16 Courses = All Western Dakota Tech Courses except 
A8 (MDS 210) and
B8 (MDS 211)

Aug. 13 First Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Aug. 17 Fall tuition payments due (after this day, payment is due upon registration)
Aug. 20
Fall Courses Begin - A8 and A16
Aug. 21
Last Day to Add an A8 Course
Aug. 24
Last Day to Add an A16 Course
Aug. 24
Last Day to Drop an A8 Course Without Receiving a W on Transcript and to Receive 100% Refund for the Dropped Course - No Refund After This Date
Aug. 24 Last Day to Completely Withdraw from All Courses (A8, A16, B8) for the Fall Semester and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refundable fees)
Aug. 24 Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Aug. 29 End of 50% Refund Period A8
Au. 31
Last Day to Drop an A16 Course Without Receiving a W on Transcript and to Receive 100% Refund for the Dropped Course - No Refund After This Date
Sep. 3
Labor Day (WDT Closed)
Sep. 6-7
Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Release to Previous Student Loan Borrowers
Sep. 10 End of 50% Refund Period A16
Sep. 21
New Student Loan Borrower Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
Oct. 1
Last Day to Withdraw from an A8 Course
Oct. 8
Native American Day (WDT Closed)
Oct. 9
No Classes
Oct. 12
Last Day of A8 Courses
Oct. 15
B8 Courses Begin
Oct. 16
Last Day to Add a B8 Course
Oct. 19 Midterm Advising Day
Oct. 19
Midterm Release of Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks
Oc. 20 Last Day to Drop a B8 Course
Oct. 22 B7 Courses Begin
Oct. 23 Last Day to Ad a B7
Oct. 23 Last Day to Withdraw fromB7 Course with 100% refund
Oct. 24 End of 50% Refund Period B8
Oct. 26 Last Day to Drop a B7 Course
Oct. 30 Last Day to Withdraw fromB7 Course with 50% refund
Nov. 12
Veterans Day (WDT Closed)
Nov. 14
Last Day to Withdraw from an A16 Course
Nov. 22-23
Thanksgiving Break (WDT Closed)
Nov. 28
Last Day to Withdraw from a B8 Course
Dec. 14 Last Day of A16 and B8 Courses
Dec. 14 Last Day of Fall Semester

Spring 2019

Please Note:
A16 Courses = All Western Dakota Tech Courses

Jan. 2 First Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Dec. 28
Payment Due or Payment Arrangements have been made with Student Accounts for A16 Courses
Jan. 7
Spring A16 Courses Begin
Jan. 11
Last Day to Add an A16 Course
Jan. 11
Last Day to Completely Withdraw from all A16 Courses for the Spring Semester and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refundable fees)
Jan. 11
Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Jan. 18
Last Day to Drop an A16 Course Without Receiving a W on Transcript and to Receive 100% Refund for the Dropped Course - No Refund After This Date
Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Day (WDT Closed)
Jan. 22
Institutional Effectiveness Day (No Classes)
Jan. 24
Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released to Previous Student Loan Borrowers
Feb. 8
New Student Loan Borrower Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
Feb. 18
President's Day (WDT Closed)
Feb. 19
Institutional Effectiveness Day (No Classes)
Mar. 4-8
Spring Break (No Classes)
Mar. 11
Midterm Release of Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks
Mar. 15
Midterm Advising Day
Apr. 9
Last Day to Withdraw from an A16 Course
Apr. 19-22
Easter Break (WDT Closed)
Apr. 23
Institutional Effectiveness Day (No Classes)
May 10
Last Day of A16 Courses
May 10
Last Day of Spring Semester


Western Dakota Tech uses the Standard Academic Calendar format. Standard terms include semesters, trimesters, and quarters. Semesters and trimesters are terms that are generally 15 to 17 weeks long. An academic calendar that uses semesters traditionally has two terms, in the fall and spring, and a trimester academic calendar traditionally has three terms, in the fall, spring, and summer. Academic progress is measured in semester credit-hours, and full-time is at least 12 semester credits.

PLEASE NOTE: The academic calendar is subject to modification or interruption due to occurrences such as fire, flood, labor disputes, illness, accident, or death of an instructor, interruption of utility services, acts of God, civil disorder and war. In event of such occurrences, WDT will attempt to accommodate its students. It does not, however, guarantee that courses of instruction, extra curricular activities or other WDT programs or events will be completed or rescheduled. Should such a condition occur, refunds will be made to eligible students as determined by the President in accordance with WDT policy.

*Clinicals, practicums and internships may include, but are not limited to, differential shifts (evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays) to meet industry expectations.

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