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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Fall 2020

July 30 Payment Due or Payment Arrangements have been made with Student Accounts for (A16) Courses
Aug. 1-23 Virtual New Student Jump Start
Aug. 17 First Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Aug. 21 Virtual Returning Student Information Day
Aug. 24 Fall (F1), (F2), (F3), (F6) and (A16) Courses Begin
Aug. 24 Last Day to Add an (F1) Course
Aug. 25 Last Day to Add an (F6) Course
Aug. 25 Last Day to Drop an (F1) 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
Aug. 27 Last Day to Add an (F2) or (F3) Course
Aug. 28 Last Day to Add an (A16) Course
Aug. 28 Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Aug. 28 Last Day to Completely Withdraw from All (A16) Courses for the Fall Semester and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refundable fees)
Aug. 28 Last Day to Drop an (F6) 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
Sept. 2 Last Day to Drop an (F2) or (F3) 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
Sept. 4 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
Sept. 7 Labor Day/WDT Closed
Sept. 10 Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released to Previous Student Loan Borrowers
Sept. 15 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. 
Sept. 15 Last Day to Withdraw from an (F1) Course
Sept. 17 Second Payment Plan Payment Due by 4pm
Sept. 18 Last Day of (F1) Courses
Sept. 21 Fall (F4) Courses Begin
Sept. 24 Last Day to Add  an (F4) Course
Sept. 25 New Student Loan Borrower Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released 
Sept. 30 Last Day to Drop an (F4) Course
Oct. 5 Last Day to Withdraw from an (F6) Course
Oct. 12 Native American Day/WDT Closed
Oct. 13 Institutional Effectiveness Day/No Classes
Oct. 15 Third Payment Plan Payment Due by 4pm
Oct. 16 Last Day of (F6) Courses
Oct. 22 Last Day to Withdraw from an (F2)
Oct. 23 Midterm Release of Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks
Oct. 28 Last Day to Withdraw from an (F3)
Nov. 11 Veterans Day/WDT Closed
Nov. 13 Last Day of (F2) Courses
Nov. 17 Last Day to Withdraw from an (A16) Course
Nov. 19 Last Day to Withdraw from an (F4) Course
Nov. 20 Last Day of (F3) Courses
Nov. 23 Fall (F5) Courses Begin
Nov. 23 Last Day to Add an (F5) Course/Last Day to Withdraw from an (F8) Course
Nov. 24 Last Day to Drop an (F5) 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
Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
Dec. 2 Last Day to Withdraw from an (F7) Course
Dec. 15 Last Day to Withdraw from an (F5) Course
Dec. 18 Last Day of (A16), (F4), (F5), (F7), (F8) Courses
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 24, 25, 31 Winter Holiday/WDT Closed
Jan. 1 Winter Holiday/WDT Closed

Spring 2021

Full Semester


Subterm G1


Subterm G2


Subterm G3


Subterm G4


Subterm G5


Academic Calendar Format

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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