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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar
Fall 2022

Fall 2022

June 16 Build Dakota Scholarship Students New Student Jump Start/Signing Day
July 28 Payment Due or Payment Arrangements have been made with Student Accounts for Full Semester Courses
August 8 First Day to Charge Books if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
August 12, 18 New Student Jump Start
August 17 Dual Enrollment Jump Start
August 19 Returning Student Information Day
August 22 Fall Classes Begin: Full Semester
August 26 Last Day to Add a Full Semester Course
 August 26 Last Day to Completely Withdraw from All Full Semester Courses for the Fall Semester and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refundable fees)
August 26 Last Day to Charge Books if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
September 2 Last Day to Drop an Full Semester 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
September 5 Labor Day/WDT Closed
September 8 Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
September 13 Last Day to receive a 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. 
September 16 Second Payment Plan Payment Due by 4pm
October 10 Native American Day/WDT Closed
October 11 IE Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
October 13 Third Payment Plan Payment Due by 4pm
November 11 Veterans Day/WDT Closed
November 17 Last Day to Withdraw from an Full Semester Course
November 24-25 Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
December 16 Last Day of Fall Semester/Full Semester Term
December 23, 26, 30 Winter Holiday/WDT Closed
January 2 Winter Holiday/WDT Closed

F1 Subterm

Aug. 22
Fall Classes Begin
Aug. 22
Last Day to Add 
Aug. 23
Last Day to Drop an (F!) 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. 5 Labor Day/WDTC Closed
Sept. 12 Last Day to Withdraw from an (F!) Course
Sept. 16 Last Day of (F!) Courses

F2 Subterm

Aug. 22
Fall Classes Begin
Aug. 26
Last Day to Add an (F2) Course
Sept. 2
Last Day to Drop an (F2) Course Without Receiving a W on Transcript and to Receive 100% for the Dropped Course (while still enrolled in other courses)- No Refund After This Date
Sept. 5
Labor Day/WDTC Closed
Oct. 10
Native American Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Oct. 11
IE Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Oct. 21
Last Day to Withdraw from an (F2)
Nov. 10
Last Day of (F2) Courses

F3 Subterm

Aug. 22
Fall Classes Begin
Aug. 26
Last Day to Add an (F3) Course
Sept. 2
Last Day to Drop an (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. 5
Labor Day/WDTC Closed
Oct. 10
Native American Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Oct. 27
Last Day to Withdraw from an (F3)
Nov. 18
Last Day of (F3) Courses

F4 Subterm

Sept. 19
Fall (F4) Courses Begin
Sept. 22
Last Day to Add an (F4) Course
Sept. 28
Last Day to Drop an (F4) 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
Oct. 10
Native American Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Oct. 11
IE Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Nov. 11
Veterans Day/WDTC Closed
Nov. 23
Last Day to Withdraw from an (F4) Course
Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Break/No Classes
Dec. 16
Last Day of (F4) Courses

F5 Subterm

Nov. 21
Fall (F5) Courses Begin
Nov. 21
Last Day to Add an (F5) Course
Nov. 22
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. 24-25
Thanksgiving Break/No Classes
Dec. 13 Last Day to Withdraw from an (F5) Course
Dec. 16
Last Day of (F5) Courses

F6 Subterm

Aug. 22 Fall Classes Begin
Aug. 23
Last Day to Add an (F6) Course
Aug. 26
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. 5
Labor Day/WDTC Closed
Sept. 29
Last Day to Withdraw from an (F6) Course
Oct. 10
Native American Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Oct. 11
IE Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Oct. 14
Last Day of (F6)

F7 Subterm

Oct. 17
Fall (F7) Courses Begin
Oct. 18
Last Day to Add an (F7) Course
Oct. 21
Last Day to Drop an (F7) 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. 11 Veterans Day/WDTC Closed
Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Break/WDTC Closed
Dec. 2
Last Day to Withdraw from an (F7) Course
Dec. 16
Fall (F7) Courses End

F8 Subterm

Sept. 6 Fall (F8) Courses Begin
Sept. 9
Last Day to Add an (F8) Course
Sept. 15 Last Day to Drop an (F8) 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
Oct. 10 Native American Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Oct. 11
IE Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Nov. 11
Veterans Day/WDTC Closed
Nov. 23
Last Day to Withdraw from an (F8) Course
Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Break/No Classes
Dec. 16
Last Day of (F8) Courses

F9 Subterm

Aug. 22
Fall (F9) Courses Begin
Aug. 22
Last Day to Add an (F9) Course
Aug. 23
Last Day to Drop an (F9) 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. 30
Last Da to Withdraw from an (F9) Course

L0 Subterm

Aug. 30 
Fall (L0) Courses Begin
Sept. 1
Last Day to Add an (L0) Course
Sept. 5
Labor Day/WDTC Closed
Sept. 6
Last Day to Drop an (L0) 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
Oct. 10
Native American Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Oct. 11
Native American Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Nov. 11 Veterans Day/WDTC Closed
Nov. 17
Last Day to Withdraw from (L0) Class
Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Break/No Classes
Dec. 16
Last Day of Fall (L0) Classes

L2 Subterm

Aug. 29
Fall (L2) Classes Begin
Sept. 1
Last Day to Add an (L2) Course
Sept. 5
Labor Day/WDTC Closed
Sept. 6
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester 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 
Oct. 10 Native American Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Oct. 11
IE Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Nov. 11 Veterans Day/WDTC Closed
Nov. 17
Last Day to Withdraw from (L2) Classes
Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
Dec. 16
Last Day of Fall (L2) Classes

L3 Subterm

Aug. 25
Fall (L3) Classes Begin
Aug. 29
Last Day to Add an (L3) Course
Sept. 2
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester 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. 5
Labor Day/WDTC Closed
Oct. 10
Native American Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Nov. 11
Veterans Day/WDTC Closed
Nov. 17
Last Day to Withdraw from (L3) Classes
Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Break/No Classes
Dec. 16
Last Day of Fall (L3) Classes

L4 Subterm

Aug. 30
Fall (L4) Classes Begin
Sept. 1
Last Day to Add an (L4) Course
Sept. 5
Labor Day/WDTC Closed
Sept. 6
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester 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
Oct. 10
Native American Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Oct. 11
IE Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Nov. 11
Veterans Day/WDTC Closed
Nov. 17
Last Day to Withdraw from (L4) Classes
Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Break/No Classes
Dec. 6
Last Day of Fall (L4) Classes

L5 Subterm

Aug. 29
Fall (L5) Classes Begin
Sept. 1
Last Day to Add an (L5) Course
Sept. 5
Labor Day/WDTC Closed
Sept. 6
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester 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
Oct. 10
Native American Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Oct. 11
IE Day/No Classes and Offices Closed
Nov. 11
Veterans Day/WDTC Closed
Nov. 17
Last Day to Withdraw from (L5) Classes
Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Break/No Classes
Dec. 7

Last Day of Fall (L5) Classes


Spring 2023

Spring 2023

Dec. 15
Payment Due or Payment Arrangements have been made with Student Accounts for all Spring 2022-2023 Courses
Dec. 27 First Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Jan. 9 Spring Courses Begin
Jan. 13 Last Day to Add a Course
Jan. 13 Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Jan. 13 Last Day to Completely Withdraw from All Courses for the Spring Semester and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refundable fees)
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day/WDT Closed
Jan. 23 Last Day to Drop a 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. 26 Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
Feb. 2

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.

February 20 President's Day/WDT Closed
February 21 No Classes
March 6-10 Spring Break - No Classes
April 7 Easter Break - WDT Closed
April 10-11 Easter Break - No Classes
April 12 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
May 13 Spring Commencement Ceremony

G1

Jan. 9 G1 Spring Courses Begin
Jan. 9 Last Day to Add a G1 Course
Jan. 18 Last Day to Withdraw from a G1 Course
Jan. 23 Last Day of a G1 Course

G2

Jan. 9 G2 Spring Courses Begin
Jan. 9 Last Day to Add a G2 Course
Jan. 10 Last Day to Drop a G2 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. 13 Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place

G3

Jan. 9 G3 Spring Courses Begin
Jan. 10 Last Day to Add a G3 Course
Jan. 13 Last Day to Drop a G3 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. 26 Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
Feb. 16 Last Day to Withdraw from a G3 Course
March 3 Last Day of a G3 Course

G4

March 13 G4 Spring Courses Begin
March 14 Last Day to Add a G4 Course
March 17 Last Day to Drop a G4 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
April 28 Last Day to Withdraw from a G4 Course
May 12 Last Day of a G4 Course

G5

January 9 G5 Spring Courses Begin
January 12 Last Day to Add a G5 Course
January 19 Last Day to Drop a G5 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
March 20 Last Day to Withdraw from a G5 Course
April 6 Last Day of a G5 Course

G6

February 13 G6 Spring Courses Begin
February 16 Last Day to Add a G6 Course
February 24 Last Day to Drop a G6 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
April 28 Last Day to Withdraw from a G6 Course
May 12 Last Day of a G6 Course

G7

January 24 G7 Spring Courses Begin
January 13 Last Day to Add a G7 Course
January 13 Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
January 23 Last Day to Drop a G7 Course
January 26 Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
April 12 Last Day to Withdraw from a G7 Course
May 12 Last Day of a G7 Course

G8

January 17 G8 Spring Courses Begin
January 13 Last Day to Add a G8 Course
January 13 Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
January 23 Last Day to Drop a G8 Course
January 26 Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
April 12 Last Day to Withdraw from a G8 Course
May 12 Last Day of a G8 Course

Academic Calendar Format Western Dakota Technical College 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, WDTC will attempt to accommodate its students. It does not, however, guarantee that courses of instruction, extra curricular activities or other WDTC 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 WDTC 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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