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SEMESTER SYSTEM – The University operates on the semester system with a fall term scheduled from late August until early December and a spring term from mid-January to early May. Courses meet for 15 weeks during the semester, normally culminating in a final examination period. Two commencements are held annually, one in December and another in May. Students completing degree requirements during summer terms may participate in December commencement exercises.

SUMMER SESSION – The University operates a late spring term of three weeks and two summer terms of approximately five weeks each. Generally, students can earn a maximum of 15 semester hours of credit in the full Summer Session. However, those students enrolled in laboratory courses may earn as much as 18 semester hours of credit. Courses are generally scheduled by most departments and schools of the University. A special effort is made to offer courses that meet the certification needs of public school teachers.

EVENING COURSES – The University offers evening courses during each semester and during summer sessions. Courses offered are selected primarily on the basis of demand from those students who cannot attend daytime classes. Evening courses are offered on campus and at selected sites in the community.

OFF-CAMPUS COURSES – The University offers courses in off-campus locations where sufficient student demand warrants them. These are regular University courses for students who cannot attend classes on campus. On occasion the University offers credit courses on a contract basis with an area school system.

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