8 Week Classes
The NWTC academic calendar includes a total of five class sessions – each just eight weeks long to help you succeed! With the course schedule you can:
Each semester offers two eight-week class sessions, allowing you to earn more credits than you would in a typical semester.
Summer also offers eight-week classes – another opportunity to earn credits toward graduation!
Balance college and life
You’ll focus on only a few eight-week courses at one time, enabling you to balance college with work, family, and friends.
Jump in mid-semester or in summer!
New classes begin about every eight weeks (in August, October, January, March, and June), so you have many opportunities to start (or restart) your college journey.
I absolutely LOVED my first 8-week session! I can't wait until next semester because I can now take four classes total for fall semester, while working full-time, and not be overwhelmed. Being able to focus on two classes at once enables me to be more successful each half of the semester, but I am still able to take four total classes for the semester. Resulting in more progression towards the completion of my degree. Thank you for creating this new session!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to enroll in both 8-week sessions for a semester at once?
Is Financial Aid impacted by 8-Week Advantage?
Does the 8-week class schedule impact Veterans’ Education Benefits?
Certification processing remains the same as a traditional 15-week schedule. However, rate of pursuit determinations may be different with an 8-week class schedule. Please contact NWTC Veteran Services for additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's All About Student Success
At NWTC, we believe you can soar higher. Studies show with 8-week classes, you’re more likely to succeed! It’s possible to:
- Develop connections with your instructors and fellow students more quickly because you're spending more time together in a shorter time frame.
- Graduate sooner since you can complete more credits each semester!