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 students matriculate, they are 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

2019 Spring Semester Cycle 1:
January 7, 2019 – April 27, 2019
January 2019 Session

Monday, January 7
Session Begins

Monday, January 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

Saturday, March 2
Session Ends

March 2019 Session

Monday, March 4
Session Begins

Friday, April 19
Spring Holiday

Saturday, April 27
Session Ends

Sunday-Sunday, April 28-May 5
Spring Break

2019 Summer Semester Cycle 1:
May 6, 2019 – August 31, 2019
May 2019 Session

Monday, May 6
Session Begins

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Holiday

Saturday, June 29
Session Ends

Sunday-Sunday, June 30-July 7
Summer Break

July 2019 Session

Monday, July 8
Session Begins

Saturday, August 31
Session Ends

2019 Fall Semester Cycle 1:
September 2, 2019 – December 21, 2019
September 2019 Session

Monday, September 2
Session Begins, Labor Day Holiday

Saturday, October 26
Session Ends

November 2019 Session

Monday, October 28
Session Begins

Thursday-Friday November 28-29
Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, December 21
Session Ends

Sunday-Sunday, December 22-January 5
Winter Break

2020 Spring Semester Cycle 1:
January 6, 2020 – April 25, 2020
January 2020 Session

Monday, January 6
Session Begins

Monday, January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

Saturday, February 29
Session Ends

March 2020 Session

Monday, March 2
Session Begins

Friday, April 10
Spring Holiday

Saturday, April 25
Session Ends

Sunday-Sunday, April 26-May 3
Spring Break

Cycle 2

2018 Fall Semester Cycle 2:
October 29, 2018 – March 2, 2019
November 2018 Session

Monday, October 29
Session Begins

Thursday-Friday, November 22-23
Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, December 22
Session Ends

Sunday-Sunday, December 23-January 6
Winter Break

January 2019 Session

Monday, January 7
Session Begins

Monday, January 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

Saturday, March 2
Session Ends

2019 Spring Semester Cycle 2:
March 4, 2019 – June 29, 2019
March 2019 Session

Monday, March 4
Session Begins

Friday, April 19
Spring Holiday

Saturday, April 27
Session Ends

Sunday-Sunday, April 28-May 5
Spring Break

May 2019 Session

Monday, May 6
Session Begins

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Holiday

Saturday, June 29
Session Ends

Sunday-Sunday, June 30-July 7
Summer Break

2019 Summer Semester Cycle 2:
July 8, 2019 – October 26, 2019
July 2019 Session

Monday, July 8
Session Begins

Saturday, August 31
Session Ends

September 2019 Session

Monday, September 2
Session Begins, Labor Day Holiday

Saturday, October 26
Session Ends

2019 Fall Semester Cycle 2:
October 28, 2019 – February 29, 2020
November 2019 Session

Monday, October 28
Session Begins

Thursday-Friday, November 28-29
Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, December 21
Session Ends

Sunday-Sunday, December 22-January 5
Winter Break

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 students initially starts courses, they are 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.