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Parts of Term

Montgomery College offers courses with a variety of start and end dates. This gives students more flexibility in creating their class schedules. 

  • Full term classes are about 15 weeks long. They run for the full length of the semester. 
  • First half of term classes are about seven weeks long. They run for the first half of the semester.
  • Second half of term classes are about seven weeks long. They run for the second half of the semester. 
  • Late-starting classes are about 14 weeks long. They may be called "Week Two Starts" or "Week Three Starts." They typically start one or two weeks later than full term classes and run for the rest of the semester. 

MC also offers summer and winter sessions. These classes range from three or five weeks in the winter to six, eight, 10, or 12 weeks in the summer.

Fall 2022 Class Start and End Dates

Fall 2022 Parts of Term Start and End Dates 
Part of Term Class Start and End Dates
Full Term (15 weeks) August 29, 2022 – December 18, 2022
First Half of Term (seven weeks) August 29, 2022 – October 17, 2022
Second Half of Term (seven weeks) October 26, 2022 – December 18, 2022
Week Three Starts (Late Start) September 12, 2022 – December 18, 2022

Spring 2023 Class Start and End Dates

Spring 2023 Parts of Term Start and End Dates 
Part of Term Class Start and End Dates
Full Term (15 Weeks) January 23, 2023 – May 14, 2023
First Half of Term (seven weeks) January 23, 2023 – March 12, 2023
Second Half of Term (seven weeks) March 27, 2023 – May 14, 2023
Week Three Starts (Late Start)  February 6, 2023 – May 14, 2023

How to Find Classes

Search the class schedule to find full term, part of term, and late-starting classes.

  • Go to the Advanced Searchnew window.
  • Choose the semester or session you want to search.
  • On the next screen, go to the Part of Term box. You can select Full Term, 1st Half of Term, 2nd Half of Term, Week 2 Starts, or Week 3 Starts. 

Meet with a counselor or advisor for help selecting your courses. 

You may register online for a class until 11:59 p.m. the day before the class begins. Be sure to pay on time to avoid having your class registration dropped. See Register and Pay On Time for more information.