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 2

 2013 Summer Semester, Cycle 2: July 1, 2013 - October 27, 2013
 July 2013 Session
 Monday - Sunday  July 1-7   Summer Break
 Monday  July 8  Session Begins
 Monday  August 5  Alberta Heritage Day Holiday
 Sunday  September 1  Session Ends
 September 2013 Session
 Monday  September 2  Session Begins, Labour Day Holiday
 Monday  October 14  Thanksgiving Holiday
 Sunday  October 27  Session Ends
 2013 Fall Semester, Cycle 2: October 28, 2013 - March 2 2014
 November 2013 Session
 Monday  October 28  Session Begins
 Monday  November 11  Remembrance Day Holiday Observed
 Sunday  December 22  Session Ends
 Monday - Sunday  December 23 - January 5  Winter Break
 January 2014 Session
 Monday  January 6  Session Begins
 Monday  February 17  Alberta Family Day Holiday
 Sunday  March 2  Session Ends


Cycle 1

 2013 Summer Semester, Cycle 1: May 6, 2013 - September 1, 2013
 May 2013
 Monday  May 6  Session Begins
 Monday  May 20  Victoria Day Holiday
 Sunday  June 30  Session Ends
 July 2013 Session
 Monday - Sunday  July 1 - 7  Summer Break
 Monday  July 8  Session Begins
 Monday  August 5  Alberta Heritage Day Holiday
 Sunday  September 1  Session Ends
 2013 Fall Semester, Cycle 1: September 2, 2013 - January 5, 2014
 September 2013 Session
 Monday  September 2  Session Begins, Labour Day Holiday
 Monday  October 14  Thanksgiving Holiday
 Sunday  October 27  Session Ends
 November 2013 Session
 Monday  October 28  Session Begins
 Monday  November 11  Remembrance Day Holiday
 Sunday  December 22  Session Ends
 Monday - Sunday  December 23 - January 5  Winter Break
 2014 Spring Semester, Cycle 1: January 6, 2014 - May 4, 2014
 January 2014 Session
 Monday  January 6   Session Begins 
 Monday  February 17  Alberta Family Day Holiday
 Sunday  March 2  Session Ends
 March 2014 Session
 Monday  March 3  Session Begins
 Friday  April 18  Spring Holiday, No Classes
 Sunday  April 27  Session Ends
 Monday - Sunday  April 28 - May 4  Spring 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 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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