and online courses follow the same academic
calendar. IAU utilizes the trimester academic
calendar. A trimester system divides the academic year into three
equal terms, 16 weeks each. The trimesters
are Spring, Summer, & Fall. Each 16-week
trimester is divided into two 8-week sessions.
Therefore, each trimester has 2 sessions (see
Each course is 8 weeks. A 3-unit course is broken into 8 Lesson intervals to measure Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Therefore, each lesson is completed in 1 week. This gives opportunities for the professor to guide, assist, and support your learning process. Within each Lesson, a student will be provided instructions and details as to how to complete the Lesson. Each Lesson is comprised of various activities or assessments to measure your level of mastery of various subject areas. Specific Chapters are assigned to read, discussion questions to be completed, or case studies to be analyzed.
- Session 1 (Jan-Feb)
- Session 1 (May-Jun)
- Session 1 (Sep-Oct)
Exact start dates with deadlines can be found here.
holidays and vacations observed by the university
are as follows: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Memorial
Day (last Monday of May), Independence Day (July
4), Labor Day (first Monday in September),
Thanksgiving (Thursday–Friday); and Christmas
Day (Dec 25).