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Academic Calendar & Important Dates

Bookmark this page for important dates and deadlines throughout the academic year.

Jump to a Quarter: Winter 2014 Spring 2014 Summer 2014

For Summer and Fall 2013, click here.


Winter Quarter 2014

November 1, 2013 Date student must have a complete financial aid file to receive funding on the first day of Winter Quarter.
November 4, 2013 Continuing student registration begins for Winter Quarter 2014.
November 6, 2013 New and Re-Entry student registration begins for Winter Quarter 2014.
November 7, 2013 ABE/ESL/GED student registration begins for Winter Quarter 2014.
November 11, 2013 Veteran's Day - RTC Professional Development Day. No Classes/Campus Closed
November 28 - 29, 2013 HOLIDAY (Campus Closed) - Thanksgiving
December 2, 2013 First WINTER QTR. STEPP (Student Tuition Easy Pay Plan) Payment Due
December 10, 2013 Winter Textbooks & Supplies available in the Bookstore
December 10-12, 2013 Textbook buyback for Winter Quarter 2014 in the Bookstore
December 12, 2013
  • Winter Quarter 2014 tuition due.
  • Save time, pay online: HERE.
  • (Students registering after 12/12, tuition and fees are due within 2 business days after registration)
December 24-25, 2013 HOLIDAY (Campus Closed) - Christmas Eve & Day
January 1, 2014 HOLIDAY (Campus Closed) - New Year's Day
January 3, 2014 2nd Winter Quarter STEPP (Student Tuition Easy Pay Plan) (Payment due to Cashier Office).
January 6, 2014 WINTER Quarter 2014 CLASSES Begin
January 6 - 8, 2014 Instructor initiated drop for NO SHOW students – Instructors may submit a signed/dated paper registration form OR Email authorizing Enrollment Services to administratively withdraw students who have missed first 1-3 days of instruction.
January 6 - 17, 2014
  • To ADD or DROP classes Professional/Technical Programs only - Requires INSTRUCTOR & ADVISOR signature on Registration Form. All tuition & fees are due, the next business day.
  • To ADD Academic/General Education classes only - Requires INSTRUCTOR signature only on the Registration Form All tuition & fees are due, the next business day.
  • To DROP Academic/General Education classes only - Requires ADVISOR signature on Registration Form. Not applicable if dropping.
  • To add an overloaded/full class requires: Instructor AND Dean signature on a Registration Form.
  • ABE/ESL/GED students do not require instructor signature to ADD or DROP a class.
January 10, 2014 Last day to withdraw from classes with 100% refund IN PERSON by 4 p.m. at Enrollment Services in bldg.I. Online waitlist for Academic and General Education classes closes (excludes all Professional/Technical Programs)
January 11, 2014 Last day for refund on winter quarter books in the Bookstore (Open Sat. Jan 11 = 8:15a.m.-12:30p.m.) Graduation Applications due to the Enrollment Services.
January 13 - 24, 2014 First day to withdraw from classes with 50% refund HERE.
January 17, 2014
  • Last day to enroll in STEPP (Student Tuition Easy Pay Plan) Contact: Cashier Office at (425) 235-5900.
  • Last day to change to/from Audit grade at Enrollment Services.
  • Last day to withdraw from class to prevent “W” grade posted on transcript.
January 20, 2014 HOLIDAY (CAMPUS CLOSED) MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
January 21, 2014 First day withdrawing from class will post “W” grade on transcript.
January 21-31, 2014 Late Registration of classes To ADD a class requires Instructor signature & Advisor signature on Registration Form & Enrollment Services Appeal form. $75 Late Registration Fee applies (ABE/ESL/GED students excluded, All Tuition and Fees are due the next business day.
January 24, 2014
  • Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50% refund.
  • Graduation applications due in enrollment services office.
February 1, 2014 3rd Winter Quarter STEPP (Student Tuition Easy Pay Plan) due to Cashier Office
February 12, 2014
  • Student Advising Day
  • Current/continuing students for Spring Quarter 2014
  • Classes start April 8, 2014
February 17, 2014 HOLIDAY (CAMPUS CLOSED) PRESIDENT’S DAY
February 18, 2014 Continuing Student Registration begins for Spring Quarter 2014.
February 20, 2014 New & Re-Entry student registration begins for Spring Quarter 2014
February 21, 2014 ABE/ESL/GED Student Registration begins for Spring Quarter 2014
February 25, 2014
  • First day students receiving Financial Aid may withdraw from all classes and not owe repayment of funding, except loans.
  • Last day to withdraw from classes with “W” grade posted on transcript.
March 21, 2014 Instructor Briefcase opens for Faculty Grading access HERE.
March 25 - 27, 2014 FINAL EXAM DAYS
March 26, 2014 Spring Quarter textbooks & supplies new available in the Bookstore.
March 26 - 28, 2014 Textbook buy back for Spring Quarter 2014 in the bookstore.
March 27, 2014 Last day of Winter Quarter 2014.
March 31, 2014 All grades submitted ONLINE to Enrollment Services by NOON.
April 1, 2014
  • Winter Quarter grades available to access and view ONLINE.
  • To order transcripts, click HERE.

Spring Quarter 2014

February 1, 2014 Priority Financial Aid application deadline to receive funding on the first day of Spring Quarter.
February 12, 2014 Student Advising Day: current/continuing students for spring 2014
February 17, 2014 HOLIDAY (Campus Closed) Presidents Day
February 18, 2014 Continuing student registration begins for Spring Quarter
February 20, 2014 New & re-entry student registration begins for Spring Quarter
February 21, 2014 ABE/ESL/GED student registration begins for Spring Quarter
March 3, 2014
  • SPRING QUARTER 2014 TUITION is due save time, pay online (Students registering after 3/3/14 tuition is due 2 business days after registration)
  • First SPRING QTR STEPP (Student Tuition Easy Pay Plan) Payment Due
March 26, 2014 Spring textbooks & supplies now available in the Bookstore
March 26 - 28, 2014 Textbook buyback for Spring Quarter 2014 in the Bookstore
March 31 - April 7 NO CLASSES – Spring Break
April 1, 2014 2nd SPRING QTR STEPP (Student Tuition Easy Pay Plan) Payment Due
April 7, 2014 NO CLASSES – Faculty Work Day
April 8, 2014 Spring Quarter 2014 Classes Begin
April 8 – 11, 2014 Instructor initiated drop for NO SHOW students – Instructors may submit a signed dated paper registration form OR email authorizing Enrollment Services to students who have missed the first 1-3 days of instruction.
April 8 - 21, 2014
  • To ADD or DROP classes Professional/Technical programs only - requires INSTRUCTOR & ADVISOR signature on Registration Form. All tuition & fees are due the next business day.
  • To ADD Academic/General Education classes only - requires INSTRUCTOR signature only on the registration form. All tuition & fees are due the next business day
  • To DROP Academic/General Education classes only - requires ADVISOR signature onregistration form. Not applicable if dropping
  • To add an overloaded/full class requires: Instructor AND Dean signature on a Registration Form
  • ABE/ESL/GED students do not require instructor signature to ADD or DROP a class
April 12, 2014 Last day for refund on Spring Quarter books at the Bookstore (Open Sat. April 12 - 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
April 14, 2014
  • Graduation applications due in Enrollment Services (for students that plan to complete in spring or summer quarters)
  • Last day to withdraw from classes with 100% refund IN PERSON before 6 p.m. at Enrollment Services in Building I. Online waitlist for Academic and General Education classes closes
April 15, 2014 First day to withdraw from classes with 50% refund - online
April 18, 2014
  • Last day to enroll in STEPP (Student Tuition Easy Pay Plan) Contact: Cashier Office at (425) 235-2352 x 5910
  • Last day to change to/from Audit grade at Enrollment Services
  • Last day to withdraw from class to prevent “W” grade posted on transcript
April 22, 2014
  • Late registration of classes To ADD a class requires instructor & advisor signature on registration form attached to a completed Enrollment Services Appeal Form, $75 late fee applies (ABE/ESL/GED students excluded) all late tuition and fees are due the next business day
  • First day withdrawing from class will post “W” grade on transcript
April 28, 2014 Last day to withdraw from classes with 50% refund - online
May 1, 2014 3rd SPRING QTR STEPP (Student Tuition Easy Pay Plan) Payment Due
May 14, 2014 Student Advising Day – Instruction/Faculty
May 19, 2014 Summer/Fall Registration begins for current students
May 21, 2014 Summer/Fall Registration begins for new and re-entry students
May 23, 1014
  • First day students receiving Financial Aid may withdraw from all classes and not owe repayment of funding, except loans
  • Last day to withdraw from a class with “W” grade posted on transcript
May 26, 2014 HOLIDAY (Campus Closed) Memorial Day - Non-Work Day for Faculty
May 27, 2014 NO CLASSES - Work Day for Faculty
June 20, 2014 Instructor briefcase opens for faculty grading access
June 25 - 27, 2014 Textbooks buyback for Summer Quarter 2014, in the Bookstore
June 26, 2014
  • Last day of Spring Quarter
  • Commencement at ShoWare Center, Kent WA
June 27, 2014 NO CLASSES - Work Day for Faculty
June 30, 2014
  • NO CLASSES - Non-Work Day for Faculty
  • All grades submitted online to enrollment services by noon
July 1, 2014
  • Spring Quarter 2014 Grades available to access and view - online
  • To order Official Transcripts - online

Summer Quarter 2014

July 1 - 4, 2014 No Classes – Non-work day for Faculty
July 4, 2014 HOLIDAY (Campus Closed) Independence Day
July 7, 2014 Summer Quarter 2014 Classes Begin
August 12, 2014 Quarter Ends
August 13, 2014 No Classes - Faculty work day