Spring Quarter Transfer Fair


Monday, April 28, 2014    9:00am-12:30pm

Last Day to Drop without a “W”

The Last Day to Drop without a “W” on your transcript is April 28th. W

What is a “W” anyway?

“W” means you officially withdrew from a class. After the 20th day of the quarter this “W” stays on your transcript. If you drop before this date the class and “W” do not show up.

…but what does a “W” mean?

Well, first a “W” does not impact your GPA. It means that you attempted the class, but did not complete it. Universities look less favorably at transcripts with many “W” classes. It makes sense because it seems to indicate that the student cannot complete what they start or that they tend to overload themselves.

Since this counts as an “attempt” for Financial Aid, too many W’s could lead to financial aid probation and even termination just like a bunch of F’s would.

As always, if you are thinking about dropping a class, the first thing to do is to speak with your instructor. You are always welcome to come into drop in advising in LDC 116 as well, and we can help you problem solve. If you are a Financial Aid recipient, you should also visit their office and consult with an expert there before dropping a class.

Late Registration Fees

On April 22nd if you register for a class there will be a $50 late fee attached to your tuition. Some classes and special programs like Learning Contracts and Cooperative Learning are not subject to this fee. But the truth is, most of your classes are subject to the fee, so,,,

…..get registered before the 22nd.

Feel free to come in and see us if you have any questions

Entry & Advising, Laidlaw 116                                       360.383.3080

The Transfer Files: Spring 2014 issue


Spring 2014 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Transfer Thoughts: Maybe you are trying to decide which school to attend or worried about transitioning from Whatcom Community College to a 4-year school. Here are some questions to ask yourself and tips to help you along the way….

Star Student: Elijah Morgan

Upcoming Events

  • Spring Transfer Fair
  • Washington State University, Everett Campus Info Session
  • Western Washington University, Woodring College of Education Info Session
  • Engineering Info Session
  • Business Info Session

College Fish



Physical Therapist Assistant – Information Session, Friday, April 11th

phys_ther_assist_gJoin us for an information session for Whatcoms Physical Therapist Assistant program! Find out about full-time, face-to-face and the part-time, online/hybrid options for this program, as well as the application process and getting started at Whatcom.

This session will be Friday, April 11th, from 2:30-4:30pm. It will be held in Laidlaw Center (LDC), room 127. No RSVP is needed. Just bring your questions and your interest in working as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Massage Practitioner – Information Session Friday, April 4th

massageJoin us for an information session for Whatcoms Massage Practitioner program! Find out about daytime and evening options for this program, as well as the application process and getting started at Whatcom.

This session will be Friday, April 4th, from 3:00-4:30pm. It will be held in Laidlaw Center (LDC), room 126. No RSVP is needed. Just bring your questions and your interest in working as a professional Massage Practitioner.

Math 207 Taylor Series added Spring Quarter


Introduction to the derivation and uses of Taylor Series with Johnny Hu, is intended for math and science majors. The course includes a discussion of error bounds in approximating curves with polynomials, Taylor polynomials, Taylor series expansion, and intervals of convergence. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite: MATH& 152 with a grade of “C” or better. (LE)

This 1 credit class is 5 weeks long and meets on the following Fridays: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 and 5/16 2:30-4:30 pm LDC125

Some Online Classes Start Tomorrow


If you’re signed up for an online course for Spring Quarter, stop what you’re doing and go take a close look at your class schedule right now. Does your course have “ONL” as its section code? If so, you’re in a “WAOL” online course, and it’s starting really, really early. In fact, it starts tomorrow, March 27th.


If your online course is section “OL1,” “OL2,” or “OL3,” it won’t start until Tuesday, April 8th with the rest of Whatcom’s Spring Quarter classes.


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