Quarter and Session Definition
Undergraduate and graduate quarters consist of 10 weeks of instruction. Select undergraduate courses are also offered in two, 5-week sessions (modules) within the quarter. When undergraduate coursework is offered in 5-week sessions, the courses are designated as being offered in either an A session or a B session. Two consecutive 5-week sessions compose a 10-week quarter. AIU branch campuses also offer a 5-week summer session for students for select undergraduate courses. Graduate course work is offered in a 10-week quarter format.
When coursework begins in a B session, the student is enrolled in a B-A quarter sequence. When coursework beings in an A session, the student is enrolled in an A-B quarter sequence. When a 10-week course is taken in the A-B quarter sequence, it is denoted as a C session for AIU Online in the Academic Calendar and a student may take additional coursework in either the A or B session, which may impact his/her enrollment status for the quarter. When a 10-week course is taken in the B-A quarter sequence, it is denoted as a D session for AIU Online in the Academic Calendar and the student may also take additional coursework in either the B or A session, which may ultimately impact his/her enrollment status for the quarter.
For more information on which courses are offered in the 10-week format, please contact the Student Affairs Department.
Please see the Online and Branch Campus Academic Calendars for information regarding the dates terms begin.