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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 Spring Semester, Cycle 1: January 6, 2014 – May 4, 2014
March 2014 Session
Monday
March 3
Session Begins
Friday
April 18
Spring Holiday
Sunday
April 27
Session Ends
Monday - Sunday
April 28 - May 4
Spring Break
2014 Summer Semester Cycle 1: May 5, 2014 – August 31, 2014
May 2014 Session
Monday
May 5
Session Begins
Monday
May 26
Memorial Day Holiday
Sunday
June 29
Session Ends
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

Cycle 2

2014 Spring Semester Cycle 2: March 3, 2014 - June 29, 2014
March 2014 Session
Monday
March 3
Session Begins
Friday
April 18
Spring Holiday
Sunday
April 27
Session Ends
Monday - Sunday
April 28 - May 4
Spring Break
May 2014 Session
Monday
May 5
Session Begins
Monday
May 26
Memorial Day Holiday
Sunday
June 29
Session Ends
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



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.