All institutions in the System operate on a quarter system with the exception of the Law Schools at the University of Georgia and Georgia State University which were granted permission by the Board to operate on a semester system.
LENGTH OF QUARTER
The three regular quarters of the academic year (fall, winter, spring) cannot be less than eleven calendar weeks each, with allowances therein for registration, instruction, examinations, and reporting of grades to the registrars. A quarter normally includes ten full weeks of instruction (a minimum of 47 class days). A minimum of 500 minutes of instruction is required for each quarter credit hour awarded to the student.
The scheduling of summer quarter work may be flexible but with the stipulation that all summer quarter work be equivalent to that done in other quarters, with respect to instructional time.
BEGINNING AND ENDING DATES
The earliest beginning and latest ending dates are approved by the Chancellor and must be followed by all institutions.
|Earliest Beginning||Latest Ending||Number of|
|Quarter||Date Allowable||Date Allowable||Week Days|
|FY1998||Summer 1997||June 18, 1997||September 12, 1997||61|
|Fall 1997||September 15, 1997||December 19, 1997||68|
|Winter 1998||January 2, 1998||March 24, 1998||57|
|Spring 1998||March 26, 1998||June 12, 1998||57|
|FY1999||Summer 1998||June 17, 1998||September 11, 1998||60|