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Academic Calendars

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

Academic Year 2017-2018

2017 Fall Semester

April 3-7 Registration for Fall Semester for continuing students
July 1 Registration and Enrollment Deposit due for new Fall Semester students
Aug 28 Placement exams: Greek at 9:00 am; Hebrew by appointment with OT faculty
Aug 30 New Student Orientation for all students: Reception for new students at 7:00 pm
Aug 31 Classes begin
Sept 4 Labor Day: WSC closed
Sept 11 English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students)
Sept 15 Final day to drop without authorization
Oct 20 Final drop date without academic penalty
Nov 6-10 Registration for Winter Term and Spring Semester for continuing students
Nov 23-24 Thanksgiving holiday: WSC closed
Dec 1 Classes end, papers due at 10:00 am
Dec 2-6 Reading period
Dec 7-15 Final exams
Jan 5, 2018 Grades due to Registrar

2018 Winter Term

Nov 6-10, 2017 Registration for Winter Term for continuing students
Dec 15, 2017 Registration due for new Winter Term students
Jan 2 Classes begin
Jan 8 English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students and those not passing in fall)
Jan 26 Classes end
Jan 27-Jan 30 Reading period
Jan 31-Feb 2 Final exams
Feb 16 Grades due to Registrar

2018 Spring Semester

Nov 6-10, 2017 Registration for Winter Term for continuing students
Dec 15, 2017 Registration due for new Spring Semester students
Feb 5 New Student Orientation for students starting in Winter Term or Spring Semester
Feb 6 Classes begin
Feb 20 Final day to drop without authorization
Mar 23 Final drop date without academic penalty
Apr 2-6 Registration for Summer Term and Fall Semester for continuing students
Mar 26-30 Spring Vacation
Mar 30 Good Friday: WSC closed
May 11 Classes end, papers due at 10:00 am
May 12-16 Reading period
May 17-24 Final exams
May 26 Commencement
Jun 8 Grades due to Registrar

Academic Year 2018-2018

2018 Summer Term

April 2-6 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 30 Greek Placement Exam at 9:00 am
July 31 Greek I begins at 8:00 am
Aug 1 Final day to add/drop Greek I without authorization
Aug 22 Greek I final drop date without academic penalty
Aug 31 Classes end
Sep 4 Greek I Final Exam at 1:00 pm
Sept 14 Grades due to Registrar

2018 Fall Semester

April 2-6

Registration for Fall Semester for continuing students

July 1 Registration and Enrollment Deposit due for new Fall Semester students
Sep 3 Labor Day:  WSC Closed
Sep 4 Language Placement Exams:  Greek at 9:00 am; Hebrew by appointment with OT faculty
Sep 5 New Student Orienation & Reception
Sept 6 Classes begin
Sept 17 English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students)
Sept 21 Final day to drop without authorization
Oct 26 Final drop date without academic penalty
Nov 5-9 Registration for Winter Term and Spring Semester for continuing students
Nov 22-23 Thanksgiving holiday: WSC closed
Dec 7 Classes end, papers due at 10:00 am
Dec 8-12 Reading period
Dec 13-21 Final exams
Jan 11, 2019 Grades due to Registrar

2019 Winter Term

Nov 5-9, 2018 Registration for Winter Term for continuing students
Dec 15, 2018 Registration due for new Winter Term students
Jan 7 Classes begin
Jan 14 English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students and those not passing in fall)
Feb 1 Classes end
Feb 2-5 Reading period
Feb 6-8 Final exams
Feb 22 Grades due to Registrar

2019 Spring Semester

Nov 5-9, 2018 Registration for Winter Term for continuing students
Dec 15, 2018 Registration due for new Spring Semester students
Feb 11 New Student Orientation for students starting in Winter Term or Spring Semester
Feb 12 Classes begin
Feb 26 Final day to drop without authorization
Mar 30 Final drop date without academic penalty
Apr 8-12 Registration for Summer Term and Fall Semester for continuing student
Apr 15-19 Spring Vacation
May 17

Classes end, papers due at 10:00 am

May 18-22 Reading period
May 23-30 Final exams
Jun 1 Commencement
Jun 14 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: