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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 2020-2021

2020 Summer Term

Mar 30-Apr 3 Registration for Summer Term for continuing students
July 1 Registration and Enrollment Deposit due for new Summer Term and Fall Semester students
July 27 Greek Placement Exam at 9:00 am
July 28 Greek I begins at 8:00 am
July 29 Final day to add/drop Greek I without authorization
Aug 19 Greek I final drop date without academic penalty
Aug 28 Classes end
Sep 1 Greek I Final Exam at 1:00 pm
Sept 11 Grades due to Registrar

2020 Fall Semester

Mar 30-Apr 3

Registration for Fall Semester for continuing students

July 1 Registration and Enrollment Deposit due for new Fall Semester students
Sep 1 Placement exams: Greek at 9:00 am; Hebrew by appointment with OT faculty
Sep 2 New Student Orientation for all students: Reception for new students at 7:00 pm
Sep 3 Classes begin
Sept 7 Labor Day: WSC closed
Sept 14 English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students)
Sept 18 Final day to drop without authorization
Oct 23 Final drop date without academic penalty
Nov 2-6 Registration for Winter Term and Spring Semester for continuing students
Nov 26-27 Thanksgiving holiday: WSC closed
Dec 4 Classes end, papers due at 10:00 am
Dec 5-9 Reading period
Dec 10-18 Final exams
Jan 8, 2021 Grades due to Registrar

2021 Winter Term

Nov 2-6, 2020 Registration for Winter Term for continuing students
Dec 14, 2020 Registration due for new Winter Term students
Jan 5, 2021 Classes begin
Jan 11 English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students and those not passing in fall)
Jan 29 Classes end
Jan 30-Feb 2 Reading period
Feb 3-5 Final exams
Feb 19 Grades due to Registrar

2021 Spring Semester

Nov 2-6, 2018 Registration for Winter Term for continuing students
Dec 14, 2018 Registration due for new Spring Semester students
Feb 8 New Student Orientation for students starting in Winter Term or Spring Semester
Feb 9 Classes begin
Feb 22 Final day to drop without authorization
Mar 26 Final drop date without academic penalty
Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Vacation
Apr 2 Good Friday: WSC closed
Apr 5-9

Registration for Summer Term and Fall Semester for continuing student

May 14 Classes end, papers due at 10:00 am
May 15-19 Reading period
May 20-27

Final exams

May 29 Commencement
June 11 Grades due to Registrar

Academic Year 2021-2022

2021 SUMMER TERM

Apr 5-9

Registration for Summer Term for continuing students
July 1 Registration and Enrollment Deposit due for new Summer Term and Fall Semester students
July 21

Final day to add/drop Greek I without authorization

July 26

Greek Placement Exam at 9:00 am

July 27

Greek I begins at 8:00 am

Aug 11

Greek I final drop date without academic penalty

Aug 20 Classes end
Aug 24 Greek I Final Exam at 1:00 pm
Sept 10 Grades due to Registrar

2021 Fall Semester

Apr 5-9

Registration for Fall Semester for continuing students

July 1 Registration and Enrollment Deposit due for new Fall Semester students
Aug 25-27 Break
Aug 30-Sept 1

New Student Orientation for all students: Reception for new students at 7:00 pm

Sep 2 Classes begin
Sept 13

English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students)

Sept 17

Final day to drop without authorization

Oct 22

Final drop date without academic penalty

Nov 1-5

Registration for Winter Term and Spring Semester for continuing students

Nov 25-26

Thanksgiving holiday: WSC closed

Nov 26-27 Thanksgiving holiday: WSC closed
Dec 3

Classes end, papers due at 10:00am

Dec 4-8 Reading period
Dec 13 Registration due for new Winter Term and Spring Semester students
Dec 9-17 Final Exams
Jan 7, 2022 Grades due to registrar

2022 Winter Term

Nov 1-5, 2021

Registration for Winter Term and Spring Semester for continuing students

Dec 12, 2021 Registration due for new Winter Term students
Jan 4, 2022 Classes begin
Jan 10 English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students and those not passing in fall)
Jan 28 Classes end
Jan 29-Feb 1 Reading period
Feb 2-4 Final exams
Feb 18 Grades due to Registrar

2022 Spring Semester

Nov 1-5, 2021 Registration for Winter Term for continuing students
Dec 13, 2021 Registration due for new Spring Semester students
Feb 7 New Student Orientation for students starting in Winter Term or Spring Semester
Feb 8 Classes begin
Feb 21 Final day to drop without authorization
Mar 25 Final drop date without academic penalty
Apr 4-8

Registration for Summer Term & Fall Semester Continuing Students

Apr 11-15 Spring Vacation
Apr 15

Good Friday; WSC closed

May 13

Classes end, papers due at 10:00 am

May 14-18 Reading period
May 19-26

Final exams

May 28 Commencement
June 10 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: