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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 2018-2019

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 8 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

Academic Year 2019-2020

2019 Summer Term

April 1-5 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 29 Greek Placement Exam at 9:00 am
July 30 Greek I begins at 8:00 am
July 31 Final day to add/drop Greek I without authorization
Aug 21 Greek I final drop date without academic penalty
Aug 30 Classes end
Sep 3 Greek I Final Exam at 1:00 pm
Sept 13 Grades due to Registrar

2019 Fall Semester

April 1-5

Registration for Fall Semester for continuing students

July 1 Registration and Enrollment Deposit due for new Fall Semester students
Sep 2 Labor Day:  WSC Closed
Sep 3 Language Placement Exams:  Greek at 9:00 am; Hebrew by appointment with OT faculty
Sep 4 New Student Orienation & Reception
Sept 5 Classes begin
Sept 16 English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students)
Sept 20 Final day to drop without authorization
Oct 25 Final drop date without academic penalty
Nov 4-8 Registration for Winter Term and Spring Semester for continuing students
Nov 28-29 Thanksgiving holiday: WSC closed
Dec 6 Classes end, papers due at 10:00 am
Dec 7-11 Reading period
Dec 12-20 Final exams
Jan 10, 2020 Grades due to Registrar

2020 Winter Term

Nov 4-8, 2019 Registration for Winter Term for continuing students
Dec 16, 2019 Registration due for new Winter Term students
Jan 7 Classes begin
Jan 13 English Bible Exam at 3:00 pm (Required of all new students and those not passing in fall)
Jan 31 Classes end
Feb 1-4 Reading period
Feb 5-7 Final exams
Feb 21 Grades due to Registrar

2020 Spring Semester

Nov 4-8, 2019 Registration for Winter Term for continuing students
Dec 16, 2019 Registration due for new Spring Semester students
Feb 10 New Student Orientation for students starting in Winter Term or Spring Semester
Feb 11 Classes begin
Feb 24 Final day to drop without authorization
Mar 27 Final drop date without academic penalty
March 30-Apr 3 Registration for Summer Term and Fall Semester for continuing student
Apr 6-10 Spring Vacation
Apr 10

Good Friday; WSC closed

May 15 Classes end, papers due at 10:00am
May 16-20 Reading period
May 21-28 Final exams
May 30 Commencement
June 3 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: