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2018 Spring Semester

 Priority registration begins through TopNet  
 October 23
Graduate Students, Seniors and Post-Baccalaureate Students
(90 or more hours earned)  
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
  G - N October 23
  O - Z October 24
  A - F October 25
October 26
Special Groups
  TIER 1 October 26
  TIER 2 October 27
October 30
Juniors (60  - 89 earned hours)
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
   L - Z  October 30
  A - K October 31
November 1
Sophomores (30 - 59 earned hours)
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
  L - Z  November 1
  A - K  November 2

 November 3

Returning Freshmen (0 - 29 earned hours)
  LAST NAME REGISTRATION DATE
  A - Z November 3

October 23- 
January 21

 

OPEN REGISTRATION:
Continuing and readmission undergraduate students and all graduate students who did not participate in Priority Registration may register using TopNet through January 21. Eligibility requirements for Open Registration are the same as for Priority Registration. Undergraduate degree-seeking students should read Advising Requirement for Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Students regarding advising requirements for clearance to register.
January 15   MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY -- UNIVERSITY CLOSED
January 17
  Tuition and fees deadline for students who registered through January 2 (Refer to Fee Payment Schedule on page 17).
January 18   Residence halls open at 8:00 a.m.
January 19
  Residual funds disbursement for credit balances for students with scholarships only will be made through the student's refund preference selected with BankMobile Disbursements at http://www.refundselection.com. Please note that enrollment changes, outstanding holds or additional charges on your account could result in a delay in the release of your residual funds.
January 22   Day and evening classes begin. Students initially registering on or after this date will be subject to a late registration penalty of $50.
January 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.
January 25   First bi-term classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
January 28
  First bi-term classes: Last day to receive 50% refund.
January 29
  Last day to register for a full-time course load (12 or more hours for undergraduates and 9 or more for graduates).
January 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)
January 29
  Deadline to apply for spring 2018 graduation. Students planning to graduate in August 2018 must apply by this date to participate in the spring commencement ceremony.
January 30   Full semester classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
January 30
  First bi-term classes: last day to receive any refund.
February 4
  Full semester classes: last day to receive 50% refund.
February 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 BankMobile Disbursements at http://www.refundselection.comPlease not that enrollment changes, outstanding holds or additional charges on your account could result in a delay in release of your residual funds. 
February 11   Full semester classes: last day to receive any refund for the 2018 spring semester.
February 13   First bi-term classes: last day to drop a class with a W. Last day to change a class from credit to audit.
February 16   Tuition and fees deadline for students who registered January 3-31 and balance due for students who have not paid fees in full (including late payment fees). A financial obligation hold will be placed on the student's account which prohibits registration activity and receipt of transcript until balance is paid in full (Refer to Fee Payment Schedule on page 17).
February 19
  First bi-term classes: 60% point.
February 20   Last day to file for change in residency for fee assessment purposes for the 2018 spring semester.
March 8-9
  First bi-term classes: Final examinations.
March 9
  Full semester classes: last day to drop a class with a "W", last day to change a class from credit to audit.
March 12-16   Spring Break
March 19
  Priority registration for 2018 summer term begins.
March 19
  Second bi-term classes: classes begin.
 March 20   First bi-term classes: final grades due by noon.
March 20   Balance due for students who have not paid fees in full (including late payment fees).
 March 21   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.
 March 22   Second bi-term classes: $50 Schedule Change Fee begins.
March 23   Full semester classes: 60% point of the fall semester.
 March 25   Second bi-term classes: last day to receive 50% refund.
 March 27
  Second bi-term classes: last day to receive any refund.
 April 9
  Priority registration for 2018 fall semester begins.
 April 11   Second bi-term classes: last day to drop a class with a W.  Last day to change a class from credit to audit.
 April 13   Last day students may remove an incomplete from the 2016 Fall Semester or 2017 Winter Term.
 April 20   Second bi-term classes: 60% point.
 April 20   Last day to apply for August 2018 graduation.
 April 30
  Roster freeze date (No late adds or withdrawals for extenuating circumstances will be processed after this date.)
 May 7-11
  Final examinations.
 May 11   2018 Spring Commencement for graduate students at 5:00 p.m. in E.A. Diddle Arena.
 May 12   2018 Spring Commencement, E.A. Diddle Arena, for the following undergraduate students:
   

9:30 a.m.
Gordon Ford College of Business
College of Health and Human Services
2:00 p.m.
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences 
Ogden College of Science and Engineering
6:00 p.m.
Potter College of Arts & Letters
University College

May 15  

Final Grades due by noon.

Day and Evening Classes -- January 22, 2018

Earthday WKU

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