Academic Calendars

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The Westminster Seminary California Academic Calendar is the official institutional schedule and includes important dates and reminders for each academic year.

Academic Year 2016-2017

2016 Summer Term

April 4-8 Registration for Summer Term & Fall Semester for continuing students
July 1 Registration and Enrollment Deposit due for new Summer Term and Fall Semester students
July 25 Greek Placement Exam at 9:00 am
July 26 Greek I begins at 8:00 am
July 27 Final day to add/drop Greek I without authorization
Aug 17 Greek I final drop date without academic penalty
Aug 26 Classes end
Aug 29 Greek I Final Exam at 1:00 pm
Sept 9 Grades due to Registrar

2016 Fall Semester

April 4-8 Registration for Fall Semester for continuing students
July 1 Registration and Enrollment Deposit due for new Fall Semester students
Aug 29 Placement exams: Greek at 9:00 am; Hebrew by appointment with OT faculty
Aug 31 New Student Orientation for all students: Reception for new students at 7:00 pm
Sept 1 Classes begin
Sept 5 Labor Day: WSC closed
Sept 12 English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students)
Sept 16 Final day to drop without authorization
Oct 21 Final drop date without academic penalty
Nov 7-11 Registration for Winter Term and Spring Semester for continuing students
Nov 24-25 Thanksgiving holiday: WSC closed
Dec 2 Classes end, papers due at 10:00 am
Dec 3-7 Reading period
Dec 8-16 Final exams
Jan 6, 2017 Grades due to Registrar

2017 Winter Term

Nov 7-11, 2016 Registration for Winter Term for continuing students
Dec 15, 2016 Registration due for new Winter Term students
Jan 3 Classes begin
Jan 9 English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students and those not passing in fall)
Jan 27 Classes end
Jan 28-Jan 31 Reading period
Feb 1-3 Final exams
Feb 17 Grades due to Registrar

2017 Spring Semester

Nov 7-11, 2016 Registration for Winter Term for continuing students
Dec 15, 2016 Registration due for new Spring Semester students
Feb 6 New Student Orientation for students starting in Winter Term or Spring Semester
Feb 7 Classes begin
Feb 21 Final day to drop without authorization
Mar 24 Final drop date without academic penalty
Apr 3-7 Registration for Summer Term and Fall Semester for continuing students
Apr 10-April 14 Spring Vacation
Apr 14 Good Friday: WSC closed
May 12 Classes end, papers due at 10:00 am
May 13-17 Reading period
May 18-25 Final exams
May 27 Commencement
Jun 9 Grades due to Registrar

Course Schedules

In addition to the Academic Calendar, the Registrar’s Office publishes the following class and final exam schedules for each academic term: