Berea College operates on a two fifteen-week term academic calendar consisting of required Fall and Spring terms. (Because the College is on a term system, the school does not refer to these sessions as semesters.) Students normally enroll in four course credits in the Fall Term and four in the Spring Term.
There also are two optional Summer terms. Summer One Term courses are innovative, high-impact, intensive learning opportunities and carry one-and-a-half (1.5) course credits per course (limit one course per Summer One Term). Summer Two Term offerings are drawn from the Catalog & Student Handbook courses and, on occasion as the budget permits, special topics courses. Students may take between one (1) and two-and-one-quarter (2.25) credits in Summer Two, with two credits being recommended highly.
A Fall or Spring term is considered completed on the last day of regular classes. Summer One and Summer Two terms are considered completed one day prior to the last day of classes. Students who withdraw after the last day to withdraw without final grades being recorded, as defined here and in the annual Academic Calendar published by the Student Service Center in the Schedule of Classes and online, will be considered enrolled for the entire term. Final grades will be entered for students who withdraw after that date.