Effective Fall, 2001, UAB is on a semester calendar. There are three academic terms during a calendar year: fall semester, spring semester, and summer term. The fall and spring semesters each consist of approximately 15 weeks of classes, followed by one week of final examinations. The summer term consists of five sessions, each with its own time and format. The five summer term sessions are as follows: a twelve-week session that runs throughout the summer term; the intensive May session, consisting of the first three weeks of the summer term; a nine-week session, beginning after the end of the May session and running until the end of the summer term; and the summer A and summer B sessions, which are both four and a half weeks long and run back-to-back concurrently with the nine-week session. Specific dates of these terms are given in the academic calendar linked below.
The calendar as well as courses to be offered during a particular term are listed in the UAB Class Schedule,
published three times per year. Fall and summer class schedules are available to students in early March; spring semester schedules are available in late October. Early Registration in April allows students to enroll in fall semester classes on a priority basis.