Academic Terms & Calendar

Berea College operates on an academic calendar consisting of two fifteen-week terms, one Fall term and one Spring term. (Because the College is on a term system, the school does not refer to these sessions as semesters.) To maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, students normally enroll in four course credits in the Fall Term and four in the Spring Term. There are also optional Summer opportunities to engage in study. Students may take between one quarter (.25) and three and one quarter (3.25) credits in Summer.  In order to earn 32 credits in 8 regular terms a student must average at least 8 credits per academic year.

A Fall or Spring term is considered completed on the last day of regular classes. Summer terms are considered completed one day prior to the last day of classes in each respective term. Students who withdraw after the last day to withdraw without final grades being recorded, as defined here and indicated on the Academic Calendar published by the Office of the Registrar, will be considered enrolled for the entire term. Final grades will be entered for students who withdraw after that date.