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8 Week Advantage = your college advantage

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:

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Graduate sooner

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!

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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.

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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!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to enroll in both 8-week sessions for a semester at once?

Yes. If you are using financial aid, we especially advise that students enroll in both 8-week sessions for a semester at once. You can (and should) contact your Academic Advisor or Financial Aid Advisor if you plan to make changes to your schedule

Is Financial Aid impacted by 8-Week Advantage?

Financial aid is awarded based on the number of credits you take per semester.

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: veteranservices@whiterockchineseassoc.com.

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!


Call or text us at 920-498-5444, or email start@whiterockchineseassoc.com.