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.)
Berea College does not award credit in semester hours but rather as course units. One Berea course credit equals four semester hours or six quarter hours. Students normally enroll in four course credits in each of the regular terms (Fall and Spring). There are also three summer terms for students to engage in study, one eight-week and two four-week sessions. Students may take between one (1) and two-and-one-quarter (2.25) credits during the summer terms.
A Fall or Spring term is considered completed on the last day of regular classes. Summer 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 in the Academic Calendar, will be considered enrolled for the entire term. Final grades will be entered for students who withdraw after that date.