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Parts of Term Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Parts of Term - Fall 2015

Parts of Term Dates - Fall 2015

Full Term* August 31, 2015 - December 20, 2015
First Half of Term (7 weeks) August 31, 2015 - October 25, 2015
Second Half of Term (7 weeks)** October 26, 2015 - December 20, 2015
First Third of Term (5 weeks) August 31, 2015 - October 4, 2015
Second Third of Term (5 weeks) October 5, 2015 - November 8, 2015
Third Third of Term (5 weeks)** November 9, 2015 - December 20, 2015
Week 2 Starts* September 7, 2015 - December 20, 2015
Week 3 Starts* September 14, 2015 - December 20, 2015
Week 4 Starts* September 21, 2015 - December 20, 2015
First day of the fall 2015 term is Monday, August 31, 2015.
*Counts of how many of these days: this excludes finals week meetings
Weekend classes begin Saturday, September 12, 2015 and Sunday, September 13, 2015
Finals week is December 14-20, 2015. (.PDF)


For all classes meeting less than a full semester (except POTs 3 and 6) all meeting minutes will be calculated counting finals week as one class meeting.
**For Part of Term 3 and Part of Term 6 classes that end during final exam week (with the exception of distance learning classes, blended classes, and classes with only one contact hour); schedulers will count all the times the class meets up until final exam week and adjust minutes to that number of meetings. The classes will actually meet during final exam week but that week is not counted in the instructional time calculation.


Parts of Term - Spring 2016

Parts of Term Dates - Spring 2016

Full Term (15 weeks/14+finals)* January 25, 2016 - May 15, 2016
First Half of Term (7 weeks) January 25, 2016 - March 13, 2016
Second Half of Term (7 weeks) March 21, 2016 - May 8, 2016
First Third of Term (5 weeks) January 25, 2016 - February 28, 2016
Second Third of Term (5 weeks) February 29, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Third Third of Term (5 weeks)** April 11, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Week 2 Starts (Late Start)* February 1, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Week 3 Starts (Late Late Start)* February 8, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Week 4 Starts (Late Late Late Start)* February 15, 2016 - May 15, 2016
*Counts of how many of these days: this excludes finals week meetings
Weekend classes begin Saturday, January 30, 2016 and Sunday, January 31, 2016
Finals week is May 9-15, 2016. (.PDF)


Counting Meetings in Relation to Final Exam Week
(as of January 2012 starting with Fall 2012 Term 201320 which is the implementation of multiple parts of term)

For all classes meeting less than a full semester (except 6) all meeting minutes will be calculated counting finals week as one class meeting.
**For Part of Term 6 classes that end during final exam week (with the exception of distance learning classes, blended classes, and classes with only one contact hour); schedulers will count all the times the class meets up until final exam week and adjust minutes to that number of meetings. The classes will actually meet during final exam week but that week is not counted in the instructional time calculation.

Montgomery College schedules its credit courses following a term schedule (Fall and Spring) and also has additional classes offered during Summer and Winter sessions.  A term runs about 15 weeks.

A part of term is just that - part of a full term. This allows Montgomery College to offer a larger variety of class delivery options by using multiple parts of term. MC currently offers nine parts of term. Parts of term are only used in the fall and spring terms and are not used for the winter or summer sessions.

The refund date for a Lecture/lab/discussion combinations follows the lecture refund date.


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