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The academic calendar is the main resource for important dates and deadlines for all things related to course registration, add/drop, withdrawing, financial aid, tuition and bill due dates, and requirement documentation.
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2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2020
Jul 30
Student charges available online
Jul 30
Payment plan registration open.
See Student Accounts office for payment plan terms and registration information, 403b Stevens Hall.
Aug 17
Book charging begins for students with pending financial aid.
Aug 24
Tuition, fees, housing & meal plan charges are due
- less anticipated financial aid (Statements sent to firstname.lastname@willistonstate.edu) NO PAPER STATEMENTS WILL BE MAILED OUT
Aug 24
Registration/Classes start at 4:00 p.m.
Aug 25
First full day of classes
Aug 28
Last Day to ADD a course FOR CREDIT (via CampusConnection Self Service)
Aug 28
Last day to choose to AUDIT a course
Sep 2
Last Day to charge or return books [WSC Bookstore]
Sep 2
Last day to add courses or drop without record
Sep 2
Last day to withdraw or drop & receive a 100% refund
[for standard 16-week courses]: course drops not eligible for refund after this date. See Student Accounts for 100% drop date of courses starting after Aug 21. Withdrawal to zero credits must be completed by the Registrar, 105F Stevens Hall.
Sep 2
Deadline to apply for tuition waivers or scholarships
Sep 2
Deadline for Change of Residency application
Sep 2
Last Day to arrange third party payments for tuition/fees
Sep 7
Holiday - Labor Day
Sep 8
Financial Aid Disbursement to Student Accounts
Sep 8
Last Day to enroll in WSC payment plan
Sep 9
Installment 1 of 4 due [for payment plan participants]
Sep 9
Final Payment Deadline.
Sep 11
Distribution of Credit Refund checks
Sep 21
Enrollment census date
Oct 1
Last day to fully withdraw & receive a 75% refund [16-week schedule]
Oct 2
International student health insurance deadline
Oct 12
Last Day to pay Fall 2019 Campus Connection charges
(tuition, fees, room, & meal plan charges) to avoid late payment fee
Oct 13
Late fee charges assessed on past due balances;
and each 30 days thereafter through the term. Excludes payment plans in good standing [on-time payment]
Oct 29
Last day to fully withdraw & receive a 50% refund [16-week schedule]
Nov 11
Holiday - Veterans Day
Nov 13
Last day to withdraw from term or drop with record
Nov 25-27
Holiday - Thanksgiving/Thanksgiving Break
Dec 14-18
Last Week of Classes/Finals Week


Spring Semester 2021
Dec 1
Student charges available online
Dec 1
Payment plan registration open. See Student Accounts office for payment plan terms and registration information, 204A Stevens Hall.
Jan 4
Book charging begins for students.
Jan 11
Tuition, fees, housing & meal plan charges are due, less anticipated financial aid (Statements sent to firstname.lastname@willistonstate.edu
Jan 11
Registration/Classes start at 4:00 p.m.
Jan 12
First full day of classes
Jan 15
Last Day to ADD a course FOR CREDIT (via CampusConnection Self Service)
Jan 18
Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 21
Last day to ADD a course FOR CREDIT (w/faculty permission)
Jan 21
Last Day to charge or return books [WSC Bookstore]
Jan 21
Last day to withdraw or drop & receive a 100% refund
[for standard 16-week courses]: course drops not eligible for refund after this date. See Student Accounts for 100% drop date of courses starting after Jan 8. Withdrawal to zero credits must be completed by the Registrar, 105F Stevens Hall.
Jan 21
Deadline to apply for tuition waivers or scholarships
Jan 21
Last day to DROP a full semester course W/OUT Transcript Notation (full term courses only)
Jan 21
Last day to choose to AUDIT a course
Jan 21
Deadline for Change of Residency application
Jan 21
Last Day to arrange third party payments for tuition/fees
Jan 26
Financial Aid Disbursement to Student Accounts
Jan 26
Last Day to enroll in WSC payment plan
Jan 27
Final Payment Deadline.
Jan 27
Installment 1 of 4 due [for payment plan participants]
Jan 29
Distribution of Credit Refund checks
Feb 8
Enrollment census date
Feb 15
Holiday - Presidents' Day
Feb 19
International student health insurance deadline
Feb 19
Last day to fully withdraw & receive a 75% refund [16-week schedule]
Mar 1
Last Day to pay Spring 2021 Campus Connection charges
(tuition, fees, room, & meal plan charges) to avoid late payment fee
Mar 2
Late fee charges assessed on past due balances;
and each 30 days thereafter through the term. Excludes payment plans in good standing [on-time payment].
Mar 8
Fall Schedule Released
Mar 15-19
Spring Break
Mar 29
Last day to fully withdraw & receive a 50% refund [16-week schedule]
Apr 2
Holiday - Good Friday
Apr 2-5
Holiday - Easter/Easter Break
Apr 9
Last day to withdraw from term or drop with record
May 10-14
Last Week of Classes/Finals Week
May 14
Commencement


Summer Session 2021

North Dakota Universtiy System Policies

Finals may begin on Saturday if the previous Friday is a Reading and Review day - SBHE policy 406.1 3. E.
SBHE policy 406.1 4. - Campuses may adjust course meeting schedules when the holiday schedule differentially affects courses that meet once a week.

Add, drop and withdrawal dates for sessions less than 16 weeks in length are set proportionately.

See policy 406.1 for academic calendar information
See policy 440 for enrollment reporting information
See policy 830.1 for payment

Standard scheduled class days are M-F, including registration day and excluding holidays and spring break
  • Class holidays are Labor Day, Veterans' Day, the day before and followingThanksgiving Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, and the Friday before and Monday following Easter Sunday;
  • Fall semester ends before Christmas;
  • There is at least a two week break, including Christmas and New Year's Day, between Fall and Spring semesters;
  • There is a one week Spring semester break beginning the Monday following 40 class days;
  • Finals week begins on a Monday unless a campus identifies the penultimate Friday of the semester as a reading/review day, in which case final exams may begin on the Saturday following the Friday reading/review day;

Last day to add courses or drop without record
 
For a standard 16-week semester, the last day to add or drop a course without a record is the 10th calendar day in the fall term and the 11th calendar day in the spring term

Final bill payment deadline (institutional deadlines may be earlier)
 
The designated fee payment date must be within the first 12 scheduled class daysof the term.

Enrollment census date
 
Each campus shall report fall and spring semester enrollments for degree credit students based on the number of students enrolled on the twentieth scheduled class day of the fall and spring semesters.

Last day to withdraw from term or drop with record
 
The last day to withdraw without having grades entered is the last class day of the 12th week of classes
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