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

Cycle 1

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

Monday - Sunday    June 29-July 5
Summer Break

Monday    July 6
Session Begins

Sunday    August 30
Session Ends

2015 Fall Semester Cycle 1:
August 31, 2015 – January 3, 2016
September 2015 Session

Monday    August 31
Session Begins

Monday    September 7
Labor Day Holiday

Sunday    October 25
Session Ends

November 2015 Session

Monday    October 26
Session Begins

Thursday - Friday   November 26-27
Thanksgiving Break

Sunday    December 20
Session Ends

Monday - Sunday   December 21-January 3
Winter Break

2016 Spring Semester Cycle 1:
January 4, 2016 – May 1, 2016
January 2016 Session

Monday, January 4
Session Begins

Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

Sunday, February 28
Session Ends

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

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

Sunday, August 28
Session Ends

Cycle 2

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

2015 Fall Semester Cycle 2:
October 26, 2015 – February 28, 2016
November 2015 Session

Monday    October 26
Session Begins

Thursday - Friday   November 26-27
Thanksgiving Break

Sunday    December 20
Session Ends

Monday - Sunday   December 21-January 3
Winter Break

January 2016 Session

Monday    January 4
Session Begins

Monday    January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

Sunday    February 28
Session Ends

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

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.