Academic Year and Summer Sessions
The academic year is divided into fall and spring semesters, each 15 weeks. The fall semester begins about the last week of August and concludes just before the Christmas recess. The spring semester begins mid-January and ends in mid-May (see the Academic Calendar)
The University conducts one three-week mini-session and two five-week regular sessions during the summer. These sessions permit some students to accelerate their education. Summer sessions also offer students the opportunity to make up deficiencies in course work. Students are permitted to take one course in the mini-session and two courses in each regular summer session. This can add up to a whole semester worth of credit.