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2016 Fall Semester

see 1st bi-term   see 2nd bi-term
 Priority registration begins through TopNet  
April 11 Graduate Students, Seniors and Post-Baccalaureate Students
(90 or more hours earned)  
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
  G - N April 11
  O - Z April 12
  A - F April 13
April 18 Juniors (60-89 Hours Earned) 
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
  G - N April 18
  O - Z April 19
  A - F April 20
April 21
Sophomores (30-59 hours earned) 
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
  G - N  April 21
   O - Z  April 22
   A - F  April 25
April 26 Returning Freshmen (0-29 hours earned) 
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
  G - N  April 26
  O - Z  April 27
  A - F  April 28
     
April 11 - April 28   Priority registration through TopNet.
April 25   Deadline to apply for 2016 August graduation.
August 18   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 22   Day and evening classes begin. Students initially registering on or after this date will be subject to a late registration penalty of $50.
August 24   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 25
  First bi-term classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
August 28
  First bi-term classes: Last day to receive 50% refund.
August 29
  Last day to register for a full-time course load (12 or more hours for undergraduates and 9 or more for graduates).
August 29
  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).
August 30
  First bi-term: Last day to receive any refund.
August 30
  Full semester classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
September 5
  Classes dismissed for Labor Day.
September 5
  Full semester classes: last day to receive 50% refund.
September 9   Residual funds disbursement for credit balances resulting from federal and state grants and loans will be made to students through the refund preference selected with 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.
September 12   Full semester classes: last day to receive any refund for the 2016 fall semester.
September 14   First bi-term classes: last day to drop a class with a W. Last day to change a class from credit to audit.
September 16   Tuition and fees deadline for students who registered August 1-31 (Refer to Fee Payment Schedule on Page 14).
September 20   Last day to file for change in residency for fee assessment purposes for the 2016 fall semester.
September 22   First bi-term classes: 60% point.
September 22   Last day to apply for 2016 December graduation.
October 6-7
  Fall Break.
October 10   Classes resume.
October 10
  Priority registration for 2017 winter term begins.
October 11, 12
  First bi-term classes: Final examinations.
October 12   Full semester classes: Last day to drop a class with a W. Last day to change a class from credit to audit.
October 13   Second bi-term classes begin.
October 14   First bi-term final grades due by noon.
October 17   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 18   Tuition and fees deadline for students who registered September 1-30 (Refer to Fee Payment Schedule on page 14).
October 18   Second bi-term classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
October 19   Second bi-term classes: last day to receive 50% refund.
October 21   Second bi-term classes: last day to receive any refund.
October 23   Full semester classes: 60% point of the fall semester.
October 31
  Priority registration for 2017 spring semester begins.
November 4
  Second bi-term classes: last day to drop a class with a W.  Last day to change a class from credit to audit.
 November 8   Election Day- University Closed.
November 11   Last day students may remove an incomplete from the 2016 spring or summer term.
November 11   Second bi-term classes: 60% point.
November 23   Thanksgiving break begins.
November 28
  Classes resume.
December 2
  Roster freeze date (No late adds or withdrawals for extenuating circumstances will be processed after this date.)
December 5-9
  Final examinations.
December 10   2016 Fall Commencement
   

9:30 a.m.
Arts & Letters
Education and Behavioral Sciences
Science and Engineering

2:00 p.m.
Business
Health and Human Services 
University College

December 13   Final grades due by noon.
     FIRST BI-TERM
August 24   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 25
  First bi-term classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
August 28
  First bi-term classes: Last day to receive 50% refund.
August 30
  First bi-term: Last day to receive any refund.
September 14   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    First bi-term classes:  60% point.
October 11, 12
   First bi-term: Final examinations
October 14    First bi-term final grades due by noon.
    SECOND BI-TERM
October 13   Second bi-term classes begin.
October 17   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 18   Second bi-term classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
October 19   Second bi-term classes: last day to receive 50% refund.
October 21    Second bi-term classes: last day to receive any refund.
November 4
  Second bi-term classes: last day to drop a class with a W.  Last day to change a class from credit to audit.
November 11   Second bi-term classes: 60% point.
     

 


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