Parts of Term

This web page is designed to outline and bring awareness to parts of term.  This page is under maintenance.

Parts of Term (P.O.T.)

UNC Charlotte offers courses for the full Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, as well as varying lengths within each semester. Each term has specific start and end dates, drop/add periods, and refund deadlines.

Effective with Summer 2020, the University is moving to a single summer term with a full summer term and two half terms (First Half and Second Half).  This may require edits to your departments feeds or reports from Banner.  Please consult with the originator of those feeds or reports, if edits are necessary.  The xxxx50 and xxxx70 term codes are no longer active.  The new summer term code is xxxx60.

Visual representation of Parts of Term

Definitions

FULL TERM
A period of study of approximately 16 weeks during fall & spring and 11 weeks during the summer. 

HALF TERM
A period of study of approximately 8 weeks during fall & spring and 5 ½  weeks during the summer. Each full-term will have two half-terms.
First Half
The first half of a full term, approximately 8 weeks during fall & spring and 5½ weeks during the summer.  This first half aligns with the start of the full term.
Second Half
The second half of a full term, approximately 8 weeks during fall & spring and 5½ weeks during the summer.  This second half aligns with the halfway mark of the full term.

QUARTER TERM
A period of study of approximately 4 weeks during fall & spring and 2½ weeks during the summer. Each full-term will have 4 quarter-terms.
First Quarter
A period of study of approximately 4 weeks during fall & spring and 2½ weeks during the summer.  This first quarter aligns with the start of the full term.
Second Quarter
A period of study of approximately 4 weeks during fall & spring and 2½ weeks during the summer.  This second quarter starts ¼ into the full term.
Third Quarter
A period of study of approximately 4 weeks during fall & spring and 2½ weeks during the summer.  This third quarter starts at the halfway mark of the full term.
Fourth Quarter
A period of study of approximately 4 weeks during fall & spring and 2½ weeks during the summer.  This fourth quarter starts ¾ into the full term.

TRI-QUARTER TERM
A period of study of approximately 12 weeks during fall & spring and 8 weeks during the summer.  Typically, each full term will have two tri-quarter terms.
First Tri-Quarter
A period of study of approximately 12 weeks during fall & spring and 8 weeks during the summer.  This first tri-quarter aligns with the start of the full term but ends ¾ into that term.
Second Tri-Quarter
A period of study of approximately 12 weeks during fall & spring and 8 weeks during the summer.  This second tri-quarter starts ¼ into the full term but ends at the same time as the full term.

MINI SESSIONS
A period of study of 1 to 2 ½ weeks that typically occurs outside of the full-term class schedules. The number of mini-sessions will vary based on expected course offerings.
Mini-Fall
A period of study of 1 to 2½ weeks before or slightly overlapping the start of the Fall full term.
Mini-Winter
A period of study of 1 to 2½ weeks following the Fall term and before or slightly overlapping the start of the Spring full term.
Mini-Spring
A period of study of approximately 1 week during the Spring, usually in the middle of the Spring full term (i.e., Spring Break).
Mini-May
A period of study of approximately 2½ weeks following the Spring full term, during the month of May, and before the start of the Summer full term.

Reference Policies
Frequently Asked Questions

https://registrar.uncc.edu/advising-resources/parts-term/parts-term-faq