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Senators Family Connection News

Advice from the Parent of a Recent Graduate:
New to the college-parent life? These Tips from a college-parent pro will help!

  • Become a bargain book shopper. Look at different websites to find lower prices, consider renting books or using digital books and look for used books. For school supplies, your best bet is to buy at value or big-box stores.
  • Encourage your student to get involved. Find a club that matches his or her interests. Join a musical group or a community service organization. Take a bus trip. Through these activities, students make new friends and learn things not taught in the classroom.
  • Learn about the FAFSA and complete it as soon as possible. The FAFSA is needed for TN Promise, TN Reconnect, Hope Lottery and for many need-based sources, including the Pell Grant. Complete it as soon as possible.

  • Apply Now for FAFSA 2019-2020

Is Your Student Stressed?
Stress is, unfortunately, a normal part of college life. Helping your student deal with stress will make the journey to graduate much smoother.

  • Ask your students if they are feeling overwhelmed. Make sure they know that you will listen, even if you may not always understand the demands of college.
  • Make sure your student is eating healthy meals. It’s easy to grab a snack or fast food between classes, but it should not be the norm. Poor eating habits combined with stress can break down the body’s immune system.
  • Exercise is a great way to beat stress. Plan a family hike or neighborhood walks.
  • If you think your student is not handling stress or needs tips on limiting stress, encourage him or her to reach out to Counseling and Testing.

  • Contact Counseling and Testing

Does Your Student Need to Drop a Class?

  • Students receiving any form of financial aid should first speak to the Office of Financial Aid before dropping a class. Dropping a class with a “W” is sometimes the best decision, but it could have lasting effects on financial aid – especially if the student’s course load falls below full-time status (12 hours for most students).

  • Maintain Eligibility

Important Dates

Spring 2019

April 29 - May 3
Final Examinations for Spring Classes
(exam schedule posted in Timetable of Classes)
May 4
Spring Graduation
May 7
Grades Available to Students on MyWS

Summer 2019

April 1
Summer and Fall Registration Begins
May 6
Summer Semester Begins
Early, Extended Early, and Full Term Session Classes Begin
May 27
Memorial Day Holiday
(college closed)
May 29
Early Session Classes End
May 30
Classes Begin: 10 Week, 1st 5 Week Sessions
June 30
Financial Aid Priority Deadline for Upcoming Academic Year
July 1
Priority Graduation Application Deadline
Fall 2019
July 2
Classes End: Extended Early, 1st 5 Week Sessions
July 4
Independence Day Holiday Observed
(college closed)
July 8
Classes Begin: 2nd 5 Week Session
August 1
Classes End: 10 Week, 2nd 5 Week, Full Term
August 7
Grades Available to Students on MyWS

Fall 2019

August 26
Fall Semester Classes Begin
September 1
WSCC Scholarship Application Opens: 2020-21 WSCC Scholarships Application
September 2
Labor Day
(college closed)
October 1
FAFSA Renewal Opens for the upcoming Academic Year
October 14-15
Fall Break
No Classes (college open)
November 1
Last Day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from College Full Term
(W grade assigned)
November 4
Spring 2020 Registration Begins
November 15
Priority Graduation Application Deadline
Spring 2020
November 27 – December 1
Thanksgiving Holiday Break
No Classes (college closed)
December 6
Fall Classes End
December 9-13
Final Examinations for Fall Classes
(exam schedule posted in Timetable of Classes)
December 13
Fall Graduation
December 18
Grades Available to Students on MyWS