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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

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 2021

January 19
Classes Begin: Spring Semester
February 1
Deadline: Walters State Scholarship Application for 2021-2022

Apply for Walters State Scholarships
Deadline: Graduation Application for Spring 2021

Apply for Graduation
March 1
Priority Deadline: Graduation Application for Summer 2021

Apply for Graduation
March 8-14
Spring Break
No Classes (college open)
March 26
Last Day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from College: Full-Term
W grade assigned
April 2
Spring Semester Break
No Classes (college closed)
April 5
Registration Begins at 8 AM: Summer and Fall 2021

Register for Classes
April 30
Classes End: Spring Semester
May 3-7
Final Examinations: Spring Semester

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May 7
Health Programs Pinning & Graduation Ceremony
May 8
Graduation Ceremony: Spring Semester
May 12
Grades Available to Students

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Summer 2021

April 5
Registration Begins at 8 AM: Summer and Fall Semesters 2021

Register for Classes
May 10
Classes Begin: Summer Semester
Early, Extended Early, Full Term Sessions
May 31
Memorial Day Holiday
No Classes (college closed)
June 2
Classes End
Early Session
June 3
Classes Begin
10 Week, 1st 5 Week Sessions
June 15
Last Day to File an Application for an August Degree

Apply for Graduation
June 30
Priority Deadline: Financial Aid for 2021-2022

Completing the FAFSA
July 1
Priority Deadline: Graduation Application for Fall 2021

Apply for Graduation
July 5
Independence Day Observed (College Closed)
July 6
Classes End
Extended Early, 1st 5 Week Sessions
July 7
Classes Begin
2nd 5 Week Session
August 5
Classes End: Summer Semester
10 Week, 2nd 5 Week, Full Term Sessions
August 11
Grades Available to Students

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Fall 2021

August 23
Classes Begin: Fall Semester
September 1
Walters State Scholarship Application opens for 2022-2023

Apply for Walters State Scholarships
September 6
Labor Day Holiday
No Classes (college closed)
September 15
Deadline: Graduation Application Deadline for Fall Semester 2021

Apply for Graduation
October 1
New Academic Year (2022-2023) FAFSA Available

Completing the FAFSA
October 11-12
No Classes (college open)
October 29
Last Day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from College: Full-Term
W grade assigned
November 1
Registration Begins at 8 AM: Spring Semester 2022

Register for Classes
November 15
Priority Deadline: Graduation Application for Spring 2022

Apply for Graduation
November 24-28
Thanksgiving Holiday
No Classes (college closed 25-26)
December 3
Classes End: Fall Semester
December 6-10
Final Examinations: Fall Classes

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December 9
Nurses Pinning and Graduation
December 10
Fall Graduation
December 15
Grades Available to Students

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