Academic Schedules

The Academic Schedule sets the start and end dates for all semester-based programs at Northern Lights College. Non-semester based programs start and end dates are established for each intake, and are defined in the College timetables.

Academic courses are normally delivered in a 15-week schedule in one of three semesters.  The College also offers compressed courses in a seven week format.  Semesters are:

  • Fall: September to December
  • Winter: January to April
  • Spring: May to August. 
  • Intersession:  May through June
  • Summer session: July through August

In addition, some programs, follow a 20-week term:

  • 20-week Fall: September through January
  • 20-week Winter: February through June

All dates noted above are approved by the College Education Council.

Academic Schedules by Academic Year