The University follows an early Semester Calendar, with Fall semester beginning the Thursday of the third full week in August and ending in December before the winter break. Spring classes begin the second Monday of January, provided neither Monday is a holiday (New Years or MLK). For Fall and Spring semesters, there are 70 class days with a minimum of 2100 minutes of instruction for a standard 3 hour class-28 Tuesday and Thursday classes of 75 minutes per class meeting and 42 Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes of 50 minutes per class meeting. All nonstandard one or two day per week classes must meet the minutes of instruction requirements as part of the calendar.
The summer session consists primarily of two terms totaling 10 weeks. Students regularly enrolled in the University may take work applicable to their degree during the summer session. Regulations governing the regular academic year also pertain to the summer session.
A complete listing of all courses offered in the summer session will be available after April 1 on the registrar’s Web site under “Master Schedule.” Class periods and times vary. Please refer to the registration calendars on the registrar’s Web site for more detailed information.
The credit hour maximum is reduced for summer sessions. Maximum limits are published on the registrar’s Web site under “Registration Information.” Students must obtain approval from their deans before enrolling in credits beyond the published limits.
Students entering the University for the first time during one term of the Summer Session are referred to the appropriate section in the “Admissions” chapter.
May Session is an intensive three-week period of study commencing at the end of the spring term and ending prior to the start of the first summer term. Students may earn credit for one course each May session.