Periods of Instruction Terms [rev. 4/19/2007]
Academic Year – the period of time ranging from the beginning of the Fall Semester of a given calendar year through the end of the summer of the subsequent calendar year.
Regular Session – denotes the Fall and Spring semesters of an academic year, but excludes summer.
Semester – one of two periods of time (Fall and Spring) into which the academic year is divided. A typical semester consists of 14 weeks of actual instruction, one week of vacation break, and one week devoted to final exams, for a total of 16 weeks.
Summer Session – a period of time consisting of one or more multi-week terms during which courses for credit are offered.
Term – a period of time in which courses for credit are taught. A term can be offered within a Semester or Summer Session.
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