Classes start every 8 weeks

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 indicated below.

Cycle 1

2014 Summer Semester Cycle 1: May 5, 2014 – August 31, 2014
July 2014 Session
Monday - Sunday
June 30 - July 6
Summer Break
Monday
July 7
Session Begins
Sunday
August 31
Session Ends
2014 Fall Semester Cycle 1: September 1, 2014 – January 4, 2015
September 2014 Session
Monday
September 1
Session Begins, Labor Day Holiday
Sunday
October 26
Session Ends
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
2015 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
2015 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 Summer Semester Cycle 2: June 30, 2014 – October 26, 2014
July 2014 Session
Monday - Sunday
June 30–July 6
Summer Break
Monday
July 7
Session Begins
Sunday
August 31
Session Ends
September 2014 Session
Monday
September 1
Session Begins, Labor Day Holiday
Sunday
October 26
Session Ends
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


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:

Semester
Cycle 1 Sessions
Cycle 2 Sessions
Spring
January and March
March and May
Summer
May and July
July and September
Fall
September and November
November and January


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