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Doane University has 4 different calendar systems.

  • Crete (Residential)
  • Lincoln & Online UG & GR (Non-Residential)
  • Graduate Studies in Education (including MAC)
  • Open Learning Academy


Crete campus

Has two 16 week semester.  Students normally take 15-17 semester credits during each of the regular terms.  A few summer courses are offered.

The terms are:             Final Exam Schedule          24-25 HS Dual Credit Calendar
Fall (Aug-Dec) - FAL                                                        
Spring (Jan-May) - SPR

Lincoln  & Online Undergraduate and Graduate (Business Administration, Instructional Design & Tech., and Leadership) 

Has five 8 week terms. Courses are offered in an eight-week intensive format.  During the eight-week term, students attend one class session per week for each course in which they are enrolled.  Flexible one week courses and online courses are also offered.

The terms are:
Autumn (Aug-Oct) - AUTM
Winter I (Oct-Dec) - WIN1
Winter II (Jan-March) - WIN2
Spring (March-May) - SPRG
Summer (May-July) - SUMM

Graduate Studies in Education (including Master of Arts in Counseling)

Runs on a traditional semester calendar consisting of a fall and a spring term of 14 weeks each and one summer term with courses of varying lengths.  Courses during the fall and spring terms generally meet one evening a week.  Summer term classes are scheduled during the day, with meeting times determined by the number of days the course meets.

The terms are:
Fall (Aug-Dec) - EDFA
Spring (Jan-May) - EDSP
Summer (May-July) - EDSU

Open Learning Academy

Courses are for non-degree seeking students and are offered in an eight-week intensive online format.

The terms are:
August (Aug-Oct) - HPAU
October (Oct-Dec) - HPOC
January (Jan-March) - HPJA
March (March- May) - HPMA
May (May-July) - HPMY