The Academic Calendar

The academic year is divided into three terms: Fall, Jan, and Spring Terms. The Fall and Spring Terms are approximately 13.5 weeks in length and the Jan Term is eighteen to twenty instructional days. Students normally enroll in 12 to 16 hours in the Fall and Spring Terms and one class (3 to 4 hours) in the Jan Term. Students must enroll in an adequate number of hours to make satisfactory progress toward a degree and for financial aid purposes. The Jan Term enables students to engage in internships, participate in a study/travel program, devote the term to an intensive study of a single subject, or, if they prefer, enroll in the regular courses of the curriculum, which are provided in adequate number and variety.