There are 3 trimesters in a calendar year at CSU-Global: fall trimester, winter trimester, and spring trimester. Each trimester is divided into 3 terms; 2 main terms and an overlapping term.
- Trimester - 16 weeks long, and holds three available terms for registration (2 main terms and an overlapping term)
- Term - 8 weeks long and is when students take individual courses
You are allowed to take classes in all 3 terms during the trimester or can choose to take classes in only one term during the trimester. Most often, students take classes in the main terms and skip the overlapping term.
An academic year at CSU-Global is defined as 2 consecutive trimesters (i.e. fall and winter trimesters, winter and spring trimesters, or spring and fall trimesters).
Please see your respective academic calendar below for specific start dates.