Your Dartmouth Plan
Whatever your major, nearly half of your academic schedule over the course of four years is totally up to you—enrollment on or off campus, study abroad, internship, research, or employment.
The Dartmouth calendar consists of four ten-week academic quarters per year: fall, winter, spring, and summer. There are 15 academic quarters, or terms, between matriculation and graduation; most students will take classes during 12 terms to earn their degrees. Students must take classes on campus for fall, winter, and spring quarters of their first year, for two of the three academic quarters of their final year, and for a summer quarter of their choice. Beyond that, where and when students choose to complete their coursework and take their leave terms is mostly up to them.