Academic Year and Semester Hour of Credit

The regular academic year is divided into two semesters of fifteen weeks each including the examination period. A semester hour of credit represents one class period (fifty minutes) per week, with two hours of preparation for each class period. During May term, semester hour credits are based on the same number of instructional hours as the regular school year.

Adult undergraduate courses operate within the semester system, with three six-week subterms in each semester.