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    The University of the Arts
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Definition of the Academic Year

The traditional academic year includes a fall and spring semester, which together include 30-31 weeks of instructional time; 15 in the Fall, and 15-16 in the Spring. The University considers critiques, juries, and examinations as instructional time, and therefore the Spring semester may include a 16th week for end-of-the-year presentation and assessment of student work.

The traditional academic year includes a fall and spring semester, which together include 31 weeks of instructional time; 15 in the Fall, and 16 in the Spring. The University considers critiques, juries, and examinations as instructional time, and therefore the Spring semester includes a 16th week for end-of-the-year presentation and assessment of student work.

Within an academic year, the number of credits that the University suggests a full-time matriculated student complete varies from program to program. The University, however, expects full-time undergraduate students to complete a minimum of 24 credits within an academic year, but no more than 36 credits. Most full-time matriculated graduate students are expected to complete a minimum of 18 credits within an academic year, but no more than 36 credits.