Academic Schedule

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 schedule cycles. At the time a student initially starts courses, he/she is assigned to either a Cycle 1 or a Cycle 2 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 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  January19  Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday
 Sunday  March 1  Session Ends
 March 2015 Session
 Monday  March 2  Session Begins
 Friday  April 3  Spring Holiday, No Classes
 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, No Classes
 Sunday  June 28  Session Ends
 July 2015 Session
 Monday  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
 Monday  April 3  Spring Holiday
 Sunday  March 1  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:

 Student-Centric Period Cycles
 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.


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