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Office of the Registrar

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Academic

2015-2016 Academic Calendar
Fall Semester, Winter Term, Spring Semester,
Summer Term

Final Exam

Fall Finals, Winter Finals, Spring Finals,
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Semester At-A-Glance

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Registration Guide

Fall, Winter and Spring, Summer

Schedule of Classes

Academic Year Calendars
2014-2015 Academic Year
2015-2016 Academic Year
2016-2017 Academic Year
2017-2018 Academic Year


2015 Fall Semester

see 1st bi-term   see 2nd bi-term
 Priority registration begins through TopNet  
April 13 Graduate Students, Seniors and Post-Baccalaureate Students
(90 or more hours earned)  
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
  A - F April 13
  G - N April 14
  O - Z April 15
April 20
Juniors (60-89 Hours Earned) 
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
  A - F April 20
  G - N April 21
  O - Z April 22
April 23
Sophomores (30-59 hours earned) 
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
  A - F  April 23
   G - N  April 24
   O - Z  April 27
April 28 Returning Freshmen (0-29 hours earned) 
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
  A - F  April 28
  G - N  April 29
  O - Z  April 30
     
April 13 - April 30   Priority registration through TopNet.
April 27   Deadline to apply for 2015 August graduation.
August 18
  Tuition and fees deadline for students who registered through August 2.
August 20   Residence halls open at 8:00 a.m.
August 21   Residual funds disbursement will be made to students through Higher One/WKU Debit Card. Please note that enrollment changes, outstanding holds or additional charges on your account could result in a delay in release of your residual funds.
August 24   Day and evening classes begin. Students initially registering on or after this date will be subject to a late registration penalty of $50.
August 26   First bi-term classes: last day to add a class. Last day to drop a class without a grade. Last day to change class from audit to credit. Last day to receive 100% refund for a  class.
August 27
  First bi-term classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
August 30
  First bi-term classes: Last day to receive 50% refund.
August 31
  Last day to register for a full-time course load (12 or more hours for undergraduates and 9 or more for graduates).
August 31
  Full semester classes: last day to add a class. Last day to drop a class without a grade. Last day to change a class from audit to credit. Last day to receive 100% refund for a class. (Refer to Tuition and Fee Refund Policy).
September 1
  Tuition and fees deadline for students who registered August 3-16.
September 1
  Full semester classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
September 1
  First bi-term: Last day to receive any refund.
September 7
  Classes dismissed for Labor Day.
September 7
  Full semester classes: last day to receive 50% refund.
September 14   Full semester classes: last day to receive any refund for the 2015 fall semester.
September 16   First bi-term classes: last day to drop a class with a W. Last day to change a class from credit to audit.
September 22   Last day to file for change in residency for fee assessment purposes for the 2015 fall semester.
September 22   Deadline to receive balance of registration fees, including late payment fees.
September 23   First bi-term classes:  60% point.
September 24   Last day to apply for 2015 December graduation.
October 1-2
  Fall Break.
October 5   Classes resume.
October 5
  Priority registration for 2016 winter term begins.
October 13, 14
  First bi-term classes: Final examinations.
October 14   Full semester classes: Last day to drop a class with a W. Last day to change a class from credit to audit.
October 15   Second bi-term classes begin.
October 16   First bi-term final grades due by noon.
October 19   Second bi-term classes: last day to register for a class.  Last day to drop a class without a grade.  Last day to change a class from audit to credit.  Last day to receive 100% refund for a class.
October 20   Second bi-term classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
October 21   Second bi-term classes: last day to receive 50% refund.
October 23   Second bi-term classes: last day to receive any refund.
October 25   Full semester classes: 60% point of the fall semester.
November 2
  Priority registration for 2016 spring semester begins.
November 5
  Second bi-term classes: last day to drop a class with a W.  Last day to change a class from credit to audit.
November 13   Last day students may remove an incomplete from the 2015 spring or summer term.
November 15   Second bi-term classes: 60% point.
November 25   Thanksgiving break begins.
November 30
  Classes resume.
December 4
  Roster freeze date (No late adds or withdrawals for extenuating circumstances will be processed after this date.)
December 7-11
  Final examinations.
December 12   2015 Fall Commencement
   

9:30 a.m.
Business
Health & Human Services
University College

2:00 p.m.
Arts & Letters
Education & Behavioral Sciences 
Science & Engineering

December 15   Final grades due by noon.
     FIRST BI-TERM
August 26   First bi-term classes: last day to add a class, last day to drop a class without a grade, last day to change class from audit to credit, last day to receive 100% refund for a  class.
August 27
  First bi-term classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
August 30
  First bi-term classes: Last day to receive 50% refund.
September 1
  First bi-term: Last day to receive any refund.
September 16   First bi-term classes: last day to drop a class with a W. Last day to change a class from credit to audit.
September 23    First bi-term classes:  60% point.
October 13, 14
   First bi-term: Final examinations
October 16    First bi-term final grades due by noon.
    SECOND BI-TERM
October 15   Second bi-term classes begin.
October 19   Second bi-term classes: last day to register for a class.  Last day to drop a class without a grade.  Last day to change a class from audit to credit.  Last day to receive 100% refund for a class.
October 20   Second bi-term classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
October 21   Second bi-term classes: last day to receive 50% refund.
October 23    Second bi-term classes: last day to receive any refund.
November 5
  Second bi-term classes: last day to drop a class with a W.  Last day to change a class from credit to audit.
November 15   Second bi-term classes: 60% point.
     

 


Day and Evening Classes Begin August 24, 2015Centennial Statue

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