The fall semester consists of one 14-week session. First-year students typically take their First Year Seminar course and initial Writing Course at this time. The spring semester begins with a 14-week session followed by a 3-week session.
Students typically take four courses in the 14-week sessions (they need at least 12 credits to be full time; 15 credits for full state of NC need-based aid; and 16 credits to be on track for graduation in 4 years). Most 14-week courses meet on two or three days per week (e.g. MWF, MW, TR, MR, or TF). Three-week courses meet daily in the morning (9-12) or afternoon (2-5). Students benefit from immersive learning experiences during the three-week session, including study away and study abroad. Important dates can also be found for each semester on the “Academic Calendar” in the College Catalog.