- What is a Semester?
A semester is a period of instruction lasting 15 weeks.
Midterm marks the halfway point in the semester and the
last day to drop a course without penalty.
During the second half of the term,
eligible continuing students may priority register
for the following semester. Exams follow at the end of
each term (see course syllabus or Student Records for exam schedule.)
On a semester system, the academic calendar is split between two terms,
Fall and Spring. A shorter Summer term with an array of sessions
is also offered. Holidays, graduation ceremonies,
and term breaks are incorporated in the academic
calendar within the parameters set by the University System.
The University System of Georgia schools converted to a
semester system with the Fall 1998 term, joining the
majority of universities and colleges in the United States.
Academic calendar information is available in the Course
Schedule Booklet, and on the web in a variety of formats.
For ASU calendars by term, visit: http://www.aug.edu/advisingedge