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Academic Calendar

Summer 2021

May 6
Payment Due or Payment Arrangements have been made with Student Accounts for Subterm 1 and Subterm 2 Courses
May 24
First Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
May 28
Information Day
May 31
Memorial Day/WDT Closed
June 1
Summer Subterm 1 and Subterm 2 Courses Begin
June 2
Last Day to Add a Subterm 1 or Subterm 2 Course
June 2
Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
June 2
Last Day to Completely Withdraw from All Courses for Subterm 1 or Subterm 2 and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refundable fees)
June 7
Last Day to Drop a Subterm 1 or Subterm 2 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
June 10
Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released to Previous Student Loan Borrowers
June 11
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. Session 1
June 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. Session 2
June 30
Midterm Release of Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks - Session 1 Classes
July 2 after 1pm New Student Loan Borrower Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released 
July 5
4th of July Holiday - WDT Closed
July 9 Midterm Release of Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks - Session 2 Classes
July 13 Last Day to Withdraw from a Subterm 1 Course
July 27 Last Day to Withdraw from a Subterm 2 Course
July 27 Subterm 1 Ends
Aug. 13 Subterm 2 Ends
Aug. 13 Last Day of Summer Semester

Fall 2021

July 29
Payment Due or Payment Arrangements have been made with Student Accounts for Full Semester Courses
Aug. 6, 13, 19 Virtual New Student Jump Start
Aug. 16 First Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third-Party Funding in Place
Aug. 20 Virtual Returning Student Information Day
Aug. 23 Fall Classes Begin: Full Semester
Aug. 27 Last Day to Add a Full Semester Course
Aug. 27 Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third-Party Funding in Place
Aug. 27 Last Day to Completely Withdraw from All Full Semester Courses for the Fall Semester and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refundable fees)
Sept. 3 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. 6 Labor Day/WDT Closed
Sept. 9
Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released to Previous Student Loan Borrowers
Sept. 14 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. 16 Second Payment Plan Payment Due by 4pm
Sept. 24
New Student Loan Borrower Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
Oct. 11 Native American Day/WDT Closed
Oct. 12
Institutional Effectiveness Day/No Classes
Oct. 14
Third Payment Plan Payment Due by 4pm
Oct. 22
Midterm Release of Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks
Nov. 11
Veterans Day/WDT Closed
Nov. 18
Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Semester Course
Nov. 25-26
Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
Dec. 17 Last Day of Fall Semester/Full Semester Term
Dec. 23, 24, 30, 31 Winter Holiday/WDT Closed

Spring 2021

Full Semester

Dec. 21 Payment Due or Payment Arrangements have been made with Student Accounts for all Spring 2020-2021 Courses
Jan. 4
First Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Jan. 11
Spring Courses Begin
Jan. 15
Last Day to add a Course
Jan. 15
Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Jan. 15
Last Day to Completely Withdraw from All Courses for the Spring Semester and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refundable fees)
Jan. 18
Martin Luther King Day/WDT Closed
Jan. 25
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. 28
Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released to Previous Student Loan Borrowers
Feb 4. 
Half (50%) refund of tuition and refundable frees for courses that are past the Add Period and up to 20% 
Feb. 12 New Student Loan Borrower Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
Feb. 15
President's Day/WDT Closed
Feb. 16
No Classes
March 8-12 Spring Break - No Classes
March 19
Midterm Release of Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks
April 2-6
Easter Break - No Classes
April 16
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
May 14
Last Day of Spring Semester
May 15
Spring Commencement Ceremony

Subterm G1

Jan. 11
G1 Spring Courses Begin
Jan. 12
Last Day to Add a G1 Course
Jan 15.
Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Jan. 15
Last Day to Drop a G1 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. 15
Last Day to Completely Withdraw from all Courses for the Spring Semester and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refundable fees)
Jan. 18
Martin Luther King Day/WDT Closed
Jan. 21
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
Jan. 28
Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released to Previous Student Student Loan Borrowers
Feb. 12
New Student Loan Borrower Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
Feb. 15
President's Day/WDT Closed
Feb. 16
No Classes
Feb. 24
Last Day to Withdraw from G1 Course
March 5
Last Day of a G1 Course

Subterm G2

Jan. 11
G2 Spring Courses Begin
Jan. 14
Last Day to Add a G2 Course
Jan. 15
Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party FUnding in Place
Jan. 15
Last Day to Completely Withdraw from All Courses for the Spring Semester and Receive 100% Refund for the Dropped Course (while still enrolled in other courses) - No Refund After This Date
Jan. 18
Martin Luther King King Day/WDT Closed
Jan 21 
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. 22
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
Jan. 28
Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released to Previous Student Loan Borrowers
Feb. 12
New Student Loan Borrower Financial  Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
Feb. 15
President's Day/WDT Closed
Feb. 16
No Classes
March 8 - 12 Spring Break - No Classes
March 19
Midterm Release of Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks
March 24 Last Day to Withdraw from a G2 Course
April 2 - 6 Easter Break - No Classes
April 9 Last Day of a G2 Course

Subterm G3

Jan. 11
G3 Spring Courses Begin
Jan. 11
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. 15
Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore if you have Financial Aid or Third Party Funding in Place
Jan. 15
Last Day to Completely Withdraw from All Courses for the Spring Semester and Receive 100% Refund (excluding non-refunding fees)
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Day/WDT Closed
Jan. 19
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
Jan. 28
Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released to Previous Student Loan Borrowers
Feb. 1
Last Day to Withdraw from a G3 Course
Feb. 5
Last Day of a G3 Course

Subterm G4

March 15 G4 Spring Courses Begin
March 16
Last Day to Add a G4 Course
March 19
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
March 26
Half (50%) refund of the tuition and refundable fees for courses that are past the Add Period and up to 20% of the term for said course
April 28
Last Day to Withdraw from a G4 Course
May 14
Last Day of a G4 Course

Subterm G5

Feb. 8 G5 Courses Begin
Feb. 11 Last Day to Add a G5 Course
Feb. 12
New Student Loan Borrower Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks Released
Feb. 15
President's Day/WDT Closed
Feb. 16
No Classes
Feb. 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
Feb. 26
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
March 8 - 12
Spring Break - No Classes
March 19
Midterm Release of Financial Aid Credit Balance Checks
April 2 - 6
Easter Break - No Classes
April 23
Last Day to Withdraw from a G5 Course
May 14
Last Day of a G5 Course

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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