The academic calendar is divided into fall, winter and spring quarters and a summer session. Each quarter is approximately ten weeks long and summer session is nine weeks. There are four interterm sessions. Students may complete degree requirements through continuous enrollment, including summers, or may arrange the normal work of a three-quarter academic year in any desirable sequence of quarters and summer session.
Summer session is an avenue for continuing undergraduate and graduate students to accelerate their programs or complete necessary coursework. Elective, Common Curriculum and required courses for majors and minors are offered in a variety of time frames. Travel and other unique courses including short, intensive workshops are part of the summer program. Visiting students, professionals and individuals from the community interested in attending for the summer only are encouraged to attend and are admitted under an open-enrollment policy.
Interterms are the periods preceding each academic quarter, during which short, innovative on-campus and travel experiences for undergraduate and graduate students are offered. Hours completed in interterms are applied as credit toward graduation requirements and may be applied to the major or minor. Students register for interterm classes in the Special Programs Office. Questions about interterms should be directed to the interterms office, Special Programs, Mary Reed Building, Room 301, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208-2360, or by calling 303-871-2360.
Please consult the academic calendar for your program for information on orientation periods, the dates quarters begin and end and University holidays.