Board of Regents Policy Manual

Official Policies of the University System of Georgia

3.4 Calendar of Academic Activities

3.4.1 Semester System

(Last Modified on June 26, 2009)

All USG institutions shall be on the semester system (BoR Minutes, December, 1995).

The academic year shall consist of two (2) regular semesters, each not to be less than fifteen (15) calendar weeks in length, excluding registration.

A minimum of 750 minutes of instruction or equivalent is required for each semester credit hour.

3.4.2 Uniform Academic Calendar

(Last Modified on October 24, 2016)

Institutions will have two (2) semesters, each with fifteen (15) instructional weeks.

All institutions, with the exception of the Medical School at Augusta University, shall begin and end classes during prescribed periods. The prescribed dates for starting and ending classes can be found in the Academic Affairs Handbook.

Each institution will determine all other necessary dates for the semester, including the possibility of flexible scheduling within and between semesters. Each term must be separated by a minimum of one (1) day.

3.4.3 Religious Holiday Schedule

(Last Modified on June 26, 2009)

Each institution should have a policy regarding special arrangements for students for religious holidays.

3.4.4 Exceptions

(Last Modified on July 28, 2009)

Requests for exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing to and approved in writing by the USG chief academic officer.

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