- Fall Semester: Courses are scheduled from September to mid-January: September 1–January 14.
- Spring Semester: Courses are scheduled from mid-January to end of May: January 15–May 31.
- Summer Semester: Courses are scheduled from June through August: June 1–August 31.
Holidays: Classes are not scheduled during New Years Day, Easter weekend, Memorial Day weekend, Independence Day (4th of July), Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, and Christmas break.
APU’s course scheduling options are flexible. Some courses may follow a traditional 15-week format throughout the semester (Option A). Other courses follow a shorter accelerated format, but with the same clock (contact) hours as 15-week courses (Option B). Some courses follow a one-course block format, with several blocks during the semester, but with the same clock (contact) hours as 15-week courses (Option C). See in this Catalog REGISTRATION, STUDENT CLASSIFICATION, CREDIT, Section Course Scheduling Options: A, B, C.
No student may register for more than 15 credits per semester, except with the permission of the student’s advisor, program director, and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Students must register for courses using the APU Website Registration Form (americanpathways.edu) before attending class.