Parts of Term

Montgomery College schedules credit courses during fall and spring terms. A term runs about 15 weeks. Additional classes are offered during the summer and winter sessions, which run for shorter periods of time. 

Classes are also offered for parts of term (e.g., first half of term or second half of term) during the fall and spring terms. This allows Montgomery College to offer a larger variety of classes with different start dates. Parts of term are not used for the winter or summer sessions. Search the class schedule to find classes offered in different parts of term. 

Spring 2020 Parts of Term

Spring 2020 Parts of Term 
Part of Term Part of Term Dates
Full Term (15 weeks) January 27, 2020 - May 17, 2020
First Half of Term (seven weeks) January 27, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Second Half of Term (seven weeks) March 23, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Week Two Starts (Late Start) (14 weeks - 13+finals) February 3, 2020 - May 17, 2020


Fall 2020 Parts of Term

Fall 2020 Parts of Term 
Part of Term Part of Term Dates
Full Term (15 weeks) August 31, 2020 - December 20, 2020
First Half of Term (seven weeks) August 31, 2020 - October 19, 2020
Second Half of Term (seven weeks) October 21, 2020 - December 20, 2020
Week Two Starts (Late Start) (14 weeks - 13+finals) September 8, 2020 - December 20, 2020


Counting Meetings in Relation to Final Exam Week

For all classes meeting less than a full semester (except Part of Term 3) all meeting minutes will be calculated counting finals week as one class meeting. For Part of Term 3 classes that end during final exam week (with the exception of distance learning classes, blended classes, and classes with only one contact hour), count all the times the class meets up until final exam week and adjust minutes to that number of meetings. The classes will actually meet during final exam week but that week is not counted in the instructional time calculation. See the final exam schedules