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 MST on Thursday of week eight. Additionally, no instruction occurs on holidays or during break periods.

Cycle 1

Fall Semester Cycle 1:
September 1, 2014 – January 4, 2015
November 2014 Session

Monday    October 27
Session Begins

Thursday - Friday    November 27 - 28
Thanksgiving Break

Sunday    December 21
Session Ends

Monday - Sunday    December 22 - January 4
Winter Break

Spring Semester Cycle 1:
January 5, 2015 – May 3, 2015
January 2015 Session

Monday    January 5
Session Begins

Monday    January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

Sunday    March 1
Session Ends

March 2015 Session

Monday    March 2
Session Begins

Friday    April 3
Spring Holiday

Sunday    April 26
Session Ends

Monday - Sunday    April 27 - May 3
Spring Break

Summer Semester Cycle 1:
May 4, 2015 – August 30, 2015
May 2015 Session

Monday    May 4
Session Begins

Monday    May 25
Memorial Day Holiday

Sunday    June 28
Session Ends

July 2015 Session

Monday - Sunday    June 29 - July 5
Summer Break

Monday    July 6
Session Begins

Sunday    August 30
Session Ends

Cycle 2

2014 Fall Semester Cycle 2:
October 27, 2014 – March 1, 2015
November 2014 Session

Monday    October 27
Session Begins

Thursday - Friday    November 27 - 28
Thanksgiving Break

Sunday    December 21
Session Ends

Monday - Sunday    December 22 - January 4
Winter Break

January 2015 Session

Monday    January 5
Session Begins

Monday    January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

Sunday    March 1
Session Ends

2015 Spring Semester Cycle 2:
March 2, 2015 – June 28, 2015
March 2015 Session

Monday    March 2
Session Begins

Friday    April 3
Spring Holiday

Sunday    April 26
Session Ends

Monday - Sunday    April 27 - May 3
Spring Break

May 2015 Session

Monday    May 4
Session Begins

Monday    May 25
Memorial Day Holiday

Sunday    June 28
Session Ends

2015 Summer Semester Cycle 2:
June 29, 2015 – October 25, 2015
July 2015 Session

Monday - Sunday    June 29 - July 5
Summer Break

Monday    July 6
Session Begins

Sunday    August 30
Session Ends

September 2015 Session

Monday    August 31
Session Begins

Monday    September 7
Labor Day Holiday

Sunday    October 25
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.