Quarters vs Semesters

General Comparison

 QuartersSemesters
Term Length10 weeks each term15 weeks for Primary Terms
Primary TermsFall, Winter, SpringFall, Spring
Optional TermsSummerSummer, Winter Intersession
TuitionAnnual Tuition divided into three Primary Terms.
Optional Terms not included
Annual Tuition divided into two Primary Terms.
Optional Terms not included
Financial AidAnnual Award is divided into three QuartersAnnual Award is divided into two Semesters
Recommended Class Load15 Units per Quarter15 Units per Semester
Class TimesCurrent Quarter course time blocksNew Semester course time blocks
Academic Year CalendarSeptember-JuneAugust-May
Minimum UnitsBachelor's: 180 Quarter Units
Master's: 45 Quarter Units
Bachelor's: 120 Semester Units
Master's: 30 Semester Units

 

Classification Requirement

 QuarterSemester
Freshman0-44 units completed0-29 units completed
Sophomore45-89 units completed30-59 units completed
Junior90-134 units completed60-89 units completed
Senior135+ units completed90+ units completed