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Finding the right textbook for your online course is simple. Take a look at the following textbook list for pertinent information, such as: International Standard Book Number (ISBN), retail price, title, publisher and copyright date.
Academic Year and Calendar
The University operates on a weekly enrollment cycle. Each term is a period of eight (8) weeks (56 days). Some courses may not be available on a weekly basis. Online course sections are limited to no more than 25 students. If more than 25 students enroll in a course for a term additional sections will be added as needed. Students should check the course schedule at the Student Portal or contact their Student Advisor.
|TERM START DATE||TERM END DATE||TERM START DATE||TERM END DATE|
Academic Year for Students Receiving Federal Student Aid (FSA)
Students interested in Federal Student Aid (FSA) must establish the academic year during which they wish to receive aid. The academic year at Grantham is two (2) 16-week semesters long; each semester contains two (2) eight (8)-week class sessions. On the Declaration of Intent (DOI) form, students select the month their academic year begins; it then continues for the following eight (8) consecutive months. Each semester runs for 16 consecutive weeks. Once a student has completed a DOI form, the dates for all four (4) class sessions in their academic year are fixed. Students who have established an academic year for financial aid purposes always begin their semesters on the first Wednesday of the month. The first session in the semester begins on that day. The second session of the semester begins on the Wednesday immediately following the end of the first session.
The table below provides dates for Grantham University sessions open to students receiving FSA and shows how they are combined into semesters and academic years.
|ACADEMIC YEAR (32 WEEKS) FOR FSA|
|START||DATES SEMESTER 1 (16 WEEKS)||SEMESTER 2 (16 WEEKS)|
|Month selected to begin academic year||Session I (8 weeks)||Session II (8 weeks)||Session III (8 weeks)||Session IV (8 weeks)|
The University observes and will close its offices on 10 holidays, as indicated in the chart below:
|New Year’s Day||Thursday, January 1st||Friday, January 1st|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Monday, January 19th||Monday, January 18th|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 25th||Monday May 30th|
|Independence Day||*Friday, July 3rd||Monday, July 4th|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 7th||Monday, September 5th|
|Veterans Day||Wednesday, November 11th||Friday, November 11th|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 26th||Thursday, November 24th|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Friday, November 27th||Friday, November 25th|
|Christmas Eve||Thursday, December 24th||*Friday, December 23rd|
|Christmas Day||Friday, December 25th||*Monday, December 26th|
|*Denotes the holiday falls on a weekend and is adjusted to the closest business day|
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