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WSC Academic Calendar

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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2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2023
Jul 31
Student charges available online
Aug 1
Book charging begins for students with pending financial aid
Aug 2
Payment plan registration open. See Student Accounts office for payment plan terms and registration information, 204A Stevens Hall
Aug 22
Tuition, fees, housing & meal plan charges are due, less anticipated financial aid. Consider enrolling in payment plan. (Statements sent to first name.lastname@willistonstate.edu). NO PAPER STATEMENTS WILL BE MAILED OUT.
Aug 22
Last Day to ADD a course FOR CREDIT (via CampusConnection Self Service)
Aug 25
Last day to choose to AUDIT a course
Aug 30
Last day to ADD a course FOR CREDIT (w/ faculty permission)
Aug 30
Last day to DROP a full semester course W? OUT TRANSCRIPT NOTATION (FULL TERM COURSES ONLY)
Aug 30
Deadline for Change of Residency Application
Aug 30
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 Studnt Accounts for 100% drop date of courses starting after Aug 22. Withdraw to zero credits must be completed by the Registrar
Aug 31
Deadline to apply for tuition waivers or scholarships
Aug 31
Last day to charge or return books [WSC Bookstore]
Sep 4
Labor Day
Sep 5
Financial Aid disbursement to Student Accounts
Sep 5
Last day to enroll in WSC payment plan #1
Sep 6
Final Payment Deadline
Sep 6
Installment 1 of 4 due [for payment plan participants]
Sep 8
Distribution of Credit Refund checks
Sep 29
Last day to fully withdraw & receive a 75% refund [16-week schedule]
Oct 2
International student health insurance deadline
Oct 6
Last day to enroll in WSC payment plan #2
Oct 7
Installment 1 of 3 due [for payment plan participants]
Oct 9
Last day to pay Fall 2023 Campus Connection charges (tuition, fees, room & meal plan charges) to avoid late payment fee
Oct 10
Late 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 9
Last day to withdraw to zero credits and receive a W grade
Nov 10-11
Veterans Day
Nov 23
Thanksgiving
Dec 15
Last day of classes


Spring Semester 2024
Dec 1
Student charges available online
Dec 1
Book charging begins for students with pending financial aid
Jan 2
Payment plan registration begins
Jan 2
Tuition, fees, housing, & meal plan charges due, less anticipated financial aid
(Statements sent to firstname.lastname@willistonstate.edu)
Jan 8
Classes after 4:00PM begin
Jan 9
First full day of classes
Jan 12
Last day to ADD a course FOR CREDIT
(via Campus Connection Self Service)
Jan 15
HOLIDAY | MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY
Jan 18
Deadline to apply for tuition waivers or scholarships
Jan 18
Last day to WITHDRAW to receive 100% refund*
Jan 18
Deadline for Change of Residency application
Jan 18
Last day to choose to AUDIT a course
Jan 18
Last day to ADD a course FOR CREDIT
(w/ faculty permission)
Jan 18
Last day to DROP a full semester course W/OUT TRANSCRIPT NOTATION
Jan 18
Last day to arrange third party payments for tuition/fees
Jan 19
Last day to charge or return books
(WSC Bookstore)
Jan 23
Financial aid disbursement
Jan 23
Last day to enroll in WSC payment plan
Jan 24
Final payment deadline
Jan 26
Disbursement of excess financial aid
Feb 5
Enrollment census date
Feb 16
International student health insurance deadline
Feb 19
Last day to WITHDRAW to ZERO credits and receive 75% refund
Feb 19
HOLIDAY | PRESIDENTS DAY
Feb 28
Last day to pay Spring 2024 Campus Connection charges
(tuition, fees, room & meal plan) to avoid late payment fee
Mar 1
Late fee charges assessed on past due balances
Mar 4-8
HOLIDAY | SPRING BREAK
Mar 18
Fall Schedule released
Mar 21
Last day to WITHDRAW to ZERO credits and receive 50% refund
Mar 29
HOLIDAY | GOOD FRIDAY
Apr 1
HOLIDAY | EASTER MONDAY
Apr 5
Last day to WITHDRAW from full term or DROP W/ RECORD
May 6-10
Last week of classes/Final examinations
May 10
Commencement


Summer Session 2024

North Dakota University 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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