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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

DeVry delivers courses in a session format, with two eight-week sessions offered each semester. Months corresponding to DeVry’s summer, fall and spring semesters are designated in two overlapping calendar cycles. At the time a student matriculates, he/she is assigned to either a Cycle 1 or a Cycle 2 calendar schedule (see Student-Centric Period).

Note: Each session, instruction ends at 11:59 pm MT on Saturday of week eight. Additionally, no instruction occurs on holidays or during break periods indicated below.

Cycle 1

2016 Summer Semester Cycle 1:
May 2, 2016 – August 28, 2016
May 2016 Session

Monday, May 2
Session Begins

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day Holiday

Sunday, June 26
Session Ends

July 2016 Session

Monday - Sunday, June 27-July 3
Summer Break

Monday, July 4
Session Begins, Independence Day Holiday

Sunday, August 28
Session Ends

2016 Fall Semester Cycle 1:
August 29, 2016 – January 1, 2017
September 2016 Session

Monday, August 29
Session Begins

Monday, September 5
Labor Day Holiday

Sunday, October 23
Session Ends

November 2016 Session

Monday, October 24
Session Begins

Thursday-Friday, November 24-25
Thanksgiving Break

Sunday, December 18
Session Ends

Monday-Sunday, December 19-January 1
Winter Break

2017 Spring Semester Cycle 1:
January 2, 2017 – April 30, 2017
January 2017 Session

Monday, January 2
Session Begins

Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

Sunday, February 26
Session Ends

March 2017 Session

Monday, February 27
Session Begins

Friday, April 14
Spring Holiday

Sunday, April 23
Session Ends

Monday-Sunday, April 24-April 30
Spring Break

Cycle 2

2016 Spring Semester Cycle 2:
February 29, 2016 – June 26, 2016
March 2016 Session

Monday, February 29
Session Begins

Friday, March 25
Spring Holiday

Sunday, April 24
Session Ends

Monday - Sunday, April 25-May 1
Spring Break

May 2016 Session

Monday, May 2
Session Begins

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day Holiday

Sunday, June 26
Session Ends

2016 Summer Semester Cycle 2:
June 27, 2016 – October 23, 2016
July 2016 Session

Monday - Sunday, June 27-July 3
Summer Break

Monday, July 4
Session Begins, Independence Day Holiday

Sunday, August 28
Session Ends

September 2016 Session

Monday, August 29
Session Begins

Monday, September 5
Labor Day Holiday

Sunday, October 23
Session Ends

2016 Fall Semester Cycle 2:
October 24, 2016 – February 26, 2017
November 2016 Session

Monday, October 24
Session Begins

Thursday- Friday, November 24-25
Thanksgiving Break

Sunday, December 18
Session Ends

Monday - Sunday, December 19-January 1
Winter Break

January 2017 Session

Monday, January 2
Session Begins

Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday

Sunday, February 26
Session Ends

2017 Spring Semester Cycle 2:
February 27, 2017 – June 24, 2017
March 2017 Session

Monday, February 27
Session Begins

Friday, April 14
Spring Holiday

Saturday, April 22
Session Ends

Sunday- Sunday, April 23-30
Spring Break

May 2017 Session

Monday, May 1
Session Begins

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Holiday

Saturday, June 24
Session Ends

Student-Centric Period

The student-centric period (SCP) is defined as an academic semester consisting of any two consecutive sessions that begins when a student starts courses and that ends when time requirements for a semester have been fulfilled.

Two overlapping calendar cycles designate months corresponding to DeVry's summer, fall and spring semesters. At the time a student initially starts courses, he/she is assigned an SCP designator code of Cycle 1 or Cycle 2. The chart below outlines how months of the year correspond to a student's spring, summer and fall semesters, based on the assigned SCP cycle:

Spring Semester Sessions

Summer Semester Sessions

Fall Semester Sessions

Spring Semester Sessions

Cycle 1: January and March

Cycle 2: March and May

Summer Semester Sessions

Cycle 1: May and July

Cycle 2: July and September

Fall Semester Sessions

Cycle 1: September and November

Cycle 2: November and January

Certain processes are conducted on a session basis; others are conducted on a semester basis.