Academic Calendar

West Coast University's academic calendars are tailored to each program. 

Undergraduate and graduate programs are on semester or trimester calendars.  Some programs consiste of semester or trimesters with two terms.  

An academic calendar week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.  

Courses begin the first week of the program academic calendar as scheduled by the Registrar.


Pharmacy Program Academic Calendar

Term
Start Date
Add/Drop Deadline Withdrawal Date
End Date
Holidays
Fall Semester 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Tuesday, October 23, 2018  Sunday, December 23, 2018  Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving Break, Monday-Sunday, November 19-25, 2018 
Spring Semester
2019
Monday, December 31, 2018  Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Tuesday, February 26, 2019  Sunday, April 21, 2019  New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019
President's Day, Monday, February 18, 2019
Spring Break, Friday-Monday, March 22-25, 2019 
Summer Semester
2019
Monday, April 22, 2019  Tuesday, April 30, 2019  Tuesday, June 18, 2019  Sunday, August 18, 2019  Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day, Thursday-Friday, July 4-5, 2019 
Fall Semester
2019
Monday, August 19, 2019  Tuesday, August 27, 2019  Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Sunday, December 22, 2019  Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Holiday, Monday-Sunday, November 25-December 1, 2019 
Spring
Semester
2020
Monday, January 6, 2020 Tuesday, January 14, 2020  Tuesday, March 3, 2020  Sunday, April 26, 2020  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2020
President's Day. Monday, February 17, 2020
Spring Break, Friday-Monday, March 20-23, 2020 
Summer
Semester
2020
Monday, April 27, 2020 Tuesday, May 5, 2020  Tuesday, June 23, 2020  Sunday, August 23, 2020  Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day, Friday-Saturday, July 3-4, 2020
Fall Semester
2020
Monday, August 24, 2020  Tuesday, September 1, 2020  Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Sunday, December 20, 2020  Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday, Monday-Sunday, November 23-29, 2020 
Spring
Semester
2021
Monday, January 4, 2021 Tuesday, January 12, 2021  Tuesday, March 2, 2021  Sunday, April 25, 2021   Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 10, 2021
President's Day, Monday, February 15, 2021

Note:  Students who are entering the APPE (4th year) of the PharmD program will be subject to the following policies:  

  1. Students who are not actively enrolled into an APPE block and will not be academically engaged for ore than 45 calendar days will be withdrawn unless they apply for an Administrative Leave of Absence.  All applicable Leave of Absence policies will apply.  Students should review the Leave of Absence section of the University catalog for more details.  
  2. Students who will not be actively enrolled into an APPE block and will not be academically engaged for up to 45 days will be withdrawn unless they resubmit a Letter of Intent to Return form to the campus financial aid department.  The Letter of Intent to Return form must be received prior to the last date of attendance in the immediately preceding term.  
Some APPE blocks may be split amongst two semesters using two separate course codes.  In these instances, students will be awarded the full course credit for the longer of the two courses.  The short APPE course will receive the identical grade, however, no credits will be earned for this course.  In the event that two APPE blocks are equal in length, the credit will be awarded to the second block, chronologically.  


Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Program Academic Calendar

This Academic Calendar supports the following programs:

  • Master of Science, Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Term Class Start Date  Add/Drop Deadline Withdrawal Date  Class End Date
Holidays 
Fall 2018  Monday, September 3, 2018  Tuesday, September 11, 2018  Tuesday, October 30, 2019  Sunday, December 16, 2018  Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 22-25, 2018
Spring
2019
 
Monday, January 7, 2019 Tuesday, January 15, 2019  Tuesday, March 5, 2019  Sunday, April 21, 2019  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019
President's Day, Monday, February 18, 2019 
Summer
2019
Monday, May 6, 2019  Tuesday, May 14, 2019  Tuesday, July 2, 2019  Sunday, August 18, 2019  Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day, Thursday-Friday, July 4-5, 2019 
Fall 2019 Monday, September 2, 2019 Tuesday, September 10, 2019  Tuesday, October 29, 2019  Sunday, December 15, 2019  Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 28 - December 1, 2019 
Spring 2020 Monday, January 6, 2020 Tuesday, January 14, 2020  Tuesday, March 3, 2020  Sunday, April 19, 2020  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2020
President's Day, Monday, February 17, 2020 
Summer 2020 Monday, May 4, 2020 Tuesday, May 12, 2020  Tuesday, June 30, 2020  Sunday, August 16, 2020  Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day,  Friday-Saturday, July 3-4, 2020 
Fall 2020 Monday, September 7, 2020  Tuesday, September 15, 2020  Tuesday, November 3, 2020  Sunday, December 20, 2020  Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 26-29, 2020 
Spring 2021 Monday, January 11, 2021 Tuesday, January 19, 2021  Tuesday, March 9, 2021  Sunday, April 25, 2021  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, 2021
President's Day, Monday, February 15, 2021 
Summer 2021  Monday, May 10, 2021  Tuesday, May 18, 2021  Tuesday, July 6, 2021  Sunday, August 22, 2021  Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day, Sunday-Monday, July 4-5, 2021 
Fall 2021 Monday, September 6, 2021  Tuesday, September 14, 2021  Tuesday, November 2, 2021  Sunday, December 19, 2021  Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 25-28, 2021 
Spring 2022 Monday, January 10, 2022  Tuesday, January 18, 2022  Tuesday, March 8, 2022  Sunday, April 24, 2022  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, 2022
President's Day, Monday, February 21, 2022 
Summer 2022  Monday, May 9, 2022  Tuesday, May 17, 2022  Tuesday, July 5, 2022  Sunday, August 21, 2022  Memorial Day, Monday May 30, 2022
Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2022 

 

Nursing (BSN, LVN/LPN-BSN), and Dental Hygiene (BSDH) Academic Calendar

This Academic Calendar supports the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BSN & LVN/LPN-BSN)
  • Dental Hygiene (BSDH)
Undergraduate:  Each trimester in online programs includes sixteen instructional weeks, consisting of two eight-week terms.  On-ground classes typically begin the first Monday of the term.  Courses offered in a blended delivery format typically begin on the first day (Monday) of the term and end on the last day (Sunday) of the term.  

Nursing Clinicals: Nursing clinical courses follow the Academic Calendar.  National holidays may be observed as long as the required contact hours are met by the end of the term, and are within the agreed upon schedule with Preceptors and Clinical sites.

Term
Class Start Date Add/Drop
Deadline 
Withdrawal "W" Deadline
Class End Date   Holidays
Fall I 2018 Monday, August 20, 2018  Tuesday, August 28, 2018  Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Sunday, October 28, 2018  Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018
Fall II 2018 Monday, October 29, 2018  Tuesday, November 6, 2018  Tuesday, December 4, 2018  Sunday, January 20, 2019  Thanksgiving Break, November  22-25, 2018
Holiday/New Year Break, Saturday, December 22, 2018 - Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Spring I 2019 Monday, January 21, 2019  Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Tuesday, February 22, 2019 Sunday, March 31, 2019  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019
President's Day, Monday, February 18, 2019
Spring II 2019 Monday, April 1, 2019 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Sunday, June 9, 2019 Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019
Summer I 2019 Monday, June 10, 2019  Tuesday, June 18, 2019  Tuesday, July 16, 2019  Sunday, August 18, 2019  Independence Day, Thursday-Friday, July 4-5, 2019 
Fall I 2019 Monday, August 19, 2019  Tuesday, August 27, 2019  Tuesday, September 24, 2019  Sunday, October 27, 2019  Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019
Fall II 2019 Monday October 28, 2019  Tuesday, November 5, 2019  Tuesday, December 3, 2019  Sunday, January 26, 2020  Thanksgiving Break, November  28 - December 1, 2019
Holiday/New Year Break, Tuesday, December 17, 2019 -  Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2020
Spring I 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 Tuesday, February 4, 2020  Tuesday, March 3, 2020  Sunday, April 5, 2020  President's Day, Monday, February 17, 2020
Spring II 2020 Monday, April 6, 2020  Tuesday, April 14, 2020  Tuesday, May 12, 2020  Sunday, June 14, 2020  Memorial Day, Monday, 25, 2020
Summer I 2020  Monday, June 15, 2020  Monday, June 22, 2020  Tuesday, August 11, 2020  Sunday, August 23, 2020  Independence Day, Friday-Saturday, July 3-4, 2020
Fall I 2020 Monday, August 24, 2020  Tuesday, September 1, 2020  Tuesday, September 29, 2020  Sunday, November 1, 2020 Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020
Fall II 2020 Monday, November 2, 2020 Tuesday, November 10, 2020  Tuesday, December 8, 2020  Sunday, January 24, 2021  Thanksgiving Break, November 26-29, 2020
Winter Break, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, 2021 
Spring I
2021
Monday, January 25, 2021  Tuesday, February 2, 2021  Tuesday, March 2, 2021  Sunday, April 4, 2021  President's Day, Monday, February 15, 2021 
Spring II 2021 Monday, April 5, 2021 Tuesday, April 13, 2021  Tuesday, May 11, 2021  Sunday, June 13, 2021   Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021
Summer I 2021 Monday, June 14, 2021  Tuesday, June 22, 2021  Tuesday, July 20, 2021  Sunday, August 22, 2021  Independence Day, Sunday-Monday, July 4-5, 2021 
Fall I 2021 Monday, August 23, 2021  Tuesday, August 31, 2021  Tuesday, September 28, 2021  Sunday, October 31, 2021  Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021 
Fall II 2021 Monday, November 1, 2021  Tuesday, November 9, 2021  Tuesday, December 7, 2021  Sunday, January 23, 2022  Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 25-28, 2021
Winter Break, Sunday-Saturday, December 20, 2021-January 2, 2022 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, 2022
Spring I 2022 Monday, January 24, 2022 Tuesday, February 1, 2022  Tuesday, March 1, 2022  Sunday, April 3, 2022  President's Day, Monday, February 21, 2022 
Spring II 2022 Monday, April 4, 2022 Tuesdsay, April 12, 2022  Tuesday, May 10, 2022  Sunday, June 12, 2022  Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022 
Summer I 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 Tuesday, June 21, 2022  Tuesday, July 19, 2022  Sunday, August 21, 2022  Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2022 

 

Distance Education Academic Calendar

This Academic Calendar supports the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Master of Science, Nursing (MSN), all programs
  • Post Master's, all programs
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

Term
Class Start Date   Add/Drop Deadline Withdrawal
Date 
Class End Date  Holidays 
           
Fall I 2018  Monday, September 3, 2018 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Sunday, October 28, 2018  Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018 
Fall II 2018 Monday, October 29, 2018 Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Tuesday, December 4, 2018  Sunday, December 23, 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 22-25, 2018
Holiday Break, Monday-Sunday, December 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019 
Spring I 2019 Monday, January 7, 2019 Tuesday, January 15, 2019  Tuesday, February 12, 2019  Sunday, March 3, 2019  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019
President's Day, Monday, February 18, 2019 
Spring II 2019  Monday, March 4, 2019 Tuesday, March 12, 2019  Tuesday, April 9, 2019  Sunday, April 28, 2019  Spring Break, Monday-Sunday, April 29 - May 5, 2019 
Summer I 2019 Monday, May 6, 2019 Tuesday, May 14, 2019  Tuesday, June 11, 2019  Sunday, June 30, 2019  Memorial Day, May 27, 2019 
Summer II 2019 Monday, July 1, 2019 Tuesday, July 9, 2019  Tuesday, August 6, 2019  Sunday, August 25, 2019  Independence Day, Thursday-Friday, July 4-5, 2019 
Fall I
2019
Monday, September 2, 2019  Tuesday, September 10, 2019  Tuesday, October 8, 2019  Sunday, October 27, 2019  Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019 
Fall II
2019
Monday, October 28, 2019  Tuesday, November 4, 2019  Tuesday, December 3, 2019  Sunday, December 22, 2019  Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 28-December 1, 2019 
Spring I
2020
Monday, January 13, 2020  Tuesday, January 20, 2020  Tuesday, February 18, 2020  Sunday, March 8, 2020  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2020
President's Day, Monday, February 27, 2020
Spring II 2020 Monday, March 9, 2020  Tuesday, March 17, 2020  Tuesday, April 10, 2020  Sunday, May 3, 2020  Break,  Monday-Sunday, May 4-10, 2020
Summer I 2020 Monday, May 11, 2020  Tuesday, May 19, 2020  Tuesday, June 16, 2020  Sunday, July 5, 2020  Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2020 
Summer II 2020 Monday, July 6, 2020  Tuesday, July 14, 2020  Tuesday, August 11, 2020  Sunday, August 30, 2020  Break, Monday-Sunday, August 31 - September 6, 2020 
Fall I 2020 Monday, September 7, 2020  Tuesday, September 15, 2020  Tuesday, October 13, 2020  Sunday, November 1, 2020  Labor Day , Monday, September 7, 2020
Fall II 2020 Monday, November 2, 2020 Tuesday, November 10, 2020  Tuesday, December 8, 2020  Sunday, December 27, 2020  Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 26-29, 2020
Holiday Break, Monday-Sunday, December 28, 2020 - January 10, 2021 
Spring I 2021 Monday, January 11, 2021 Tuesday, January 19, 2021  Tuesday, February 16, 2021  Sunday, March 7, 2021  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, 2021
President's Day, Monday, February 15, 2021 
Spring II 2021 Monday, March 8, 2021  Tuesday, March 16, 2021  Tuesday, April 13, 2021  Sunday, May 2, 2021   
Summer I 2021 Monday, May 10, 2021  Tuesday, May 18, 2021  Tuesday, June 15, 2021  Sunday, July 4, 2021  Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021 
Summer II 2021 Monday, July 5, 2021  Tuesday, July 13, 2021  Tuesday, August 10, 2021  Sunday, August 29, 2021  Independence Day, Sunday-Monday, July 4-5, 2021
Break, Monday-Sunday, August 30- September 5, 2021 

 

Class Schedule Information

Classes are typically scheduled during the hours of 7:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday through Friday and 7:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Most often, students attend classes between two to four days per week; however, some courses (most notably in the nursing programs) may require additional days of instruction per week. Nursing clinical rotations may be scheduled any day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays, 24 hours a day. The Dental Hygiene core curriculum requires students to attend classes, labs, and clinic sessions up to five days per week. After program completion and in preparation for clinical board examinations, Dental Hygiene students will be allowed to attend specific clinic sessions.  

Most distance education programs do not have face-to-face class meetings scheduled.  However, the MSN-FNP curriculum includes scheduled weekend intensives during the FNP trimesters.  The courses for the online programs are open for students to commence coursework on the first Monday of each eight week term as part of a trimester and close on the last Sunday of each eight week term within the trimester.  

Class Times

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 Saturday

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-6:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-11:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-11:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-11:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-11:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

 7:00am-11:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-6:00pm

 

Please Note: Nursing clinical rotations may be scheduled any day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays, 24 hours a day.

University Hours of Operation

California and Florida: The campus administrative offices normal hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Texas:  The campus administrative offices normal hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

All Campuses:  Online courses and related technical support are available and accessible to enrolled students seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Holidays Observed

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday- January 16, 2017
President's Day
Monday - February 20, 2017
Memorial Day
Monday - May 29, 2017 
Independence Day
Monday- Tuesday - July 3-4, 2017 
Labor Day
Monday - September 4, 2017 
Thanksgiving Break
Thursday - Sunday, November 23-26, 2017
Holiday/New Year Break
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - Wednesday, January 3, 2018 

 

Rescheduling of Class Time

Occasionally, due to holidays or unforeseen circumstances, students may be required to make-up class hours that have been missed due to campus closures.  Any courses that are required to be made-up may be done so at the direction of the appropriate dean and may be made-up at any point throughout the term.  The delivery method of the make-up hours will be dictated by the appropriate dean/chair based upon University, state, and/or accreditation requirements.  Any student who will miss courses due to these circumstances should speak to their program dean/chair for clarification on make-up work obligations.