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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Fall 2019

Aug. 1 Payment Due or Payment Arrangements have been made with Student Accounts for (A8) and (A16) Courses
Aug. 12 First Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Aug. 19
Fall (A8) and (A16) Courses Begin
Aug. 20
Last Day to Add an (A8) Course
Aug. 23
Last Day to Add an (A16) Course
Aug. 23
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. 23 Last Day to Completely Withdraw from All Courses (A8, A16, B8) for the Fall Semester and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refundable fees)
Aug. 23 Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Aug. 30 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. 2
Labor Day (WDT Closed)
Sep. 5
Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released to Previous Student Loan Borrowers
Sep. 10 Half (50%) refund of tuition and refundable fees for courses that are past the Add Period and up to 20% of the term for said course
Sep. 20 New Student Loan Borrower Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released 
Sep. 30 Last Day to Withdraw from an (A8) Course
Oct. 11
Last Day of (A8) Courses
Oct. 14
Native American Day (WDT Closed)
Oct. 15
No Classes
Oct. 16
(B8) Courses Begin
Oct. 18 Midterm Release of Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks
Oct. 18
Last Day to Add a (B8) Course
Oct. 22
Last Day to Drop a (B8) Course Without Receiving a W on Transcript and to Receive 100% Refund for the Dropped Course - No Refund After This Date
Nov. 11
Veterans Day Observed (WDT Closed)
Nov. 13
Last Day to Withdraw from an (A16) Course
Nov. 28-29
Thanksgiving Break (WDT Closed)
Nov. 27
Last Day to Withdraw from a (B8) Course
Dec. 13
Last Day of (A16) and (B8) Courses
Dec. 13
Last Day of Fall Semester

Spring 2020

Dec. 19
Payment Due or Payment Arrangements have been made with Student Accounts for (A8) and (A16) Courses
Jan. 6
First Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Jan. 13
Spring (A8) and (A16) Courses Begin
Jan. 14 Last Day to Add an (A8) Course
Jan. 17
Last Day to Add an (A16) Course
Jan. 17
Last Day to Drop an (A8) Course Without Receiving a W on Transcript and to Receive 100% Refund for the Dropped Course (while still enrolled in other courses) - No Refund After This Date
Jan. 17
Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Jan. 20
Martin Luther King Day/WDT Closed
Jan. 27
Last Day to Completely Withdraw from All Courses (A8, A16, B8) for the Spring Semester and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refundable fees)
Jan. 27
Last Day to Drop an (A16) Course Without Receiving a W on Transcript and to Receive 100% Refund for the Dropped Course (while still enrolled in other courses) - No Refund After This Date
Jan. 30
Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released to Previous Student Loan Borrowers
Feb. 3
Half (50%) refund of tuition and refundable fees for courses that are past the Add Period and up to 20% of the term for said course. 
Feb. 13
New Student Loan Borrower Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released 
Feb. 14
No Classes
Feb. 17
President's Day/WDT Closed
Feb. 18
Last Day to Withdraw from an (A8) Course
March 9-13
Spring Break - No Classes
March 18
Last Day of (A8) Courses
March 19
(B8) Courses Begin
March 20
Last Day to Add a (B8) Course
March 20
Midterm Release of Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks
March 25
Last Day to Drop a (B8) Course Without Receiving a W on Transcript and to Receive 100% Refund for the Dropped Course - No Refund After This Date
April 10-14
Easter Break - No Classes
April 17
Last Day to Withdraw from an (A16) Course
April 24
Last Day to Withdraw from a (B8) Course
May 15
Last Day of (A16) and (B8) Courses
May 15
Last Day of Spring Semester
May 16 Spring Commencement Ceremony

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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