Academic Calendar

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Beal College operates on accelerated 8-week Mods (semesters), allowing you to finish college faster and enter the workforce

Accelerated 8-week Terms and 6 Start-Dates Per Year Lets You Complete Your Education Faster

We have designed our course calendar to be efficient, allowing you the opportunity to complete 6 mini-semesters that are 8-weeks long, and attend school year-round. That way you can complete your degree much faster than at a traditional 4-year college. Alternatively, you could take part-time school, evening or online courses. Modify the schedule to meet your needs.

The Mod System Makes for Faster Semesters

Beal College’s Modular System makes life easier! Beal College is best known for its unique class scheduling system, called a Mod System, where classes run half as long as regular semesters. Full-time students still complete the same number of college credits per year but focus on fewer classes at a time.

How Beal College’s Mod system stands out:

  • Students attend school year-round, skip all of the school breaks and graduate faster
  • The 12-month school year is divided into 6 individual terms; each term is 8-weeks long
  • Full-time students take just 5 to 6 credits per Mod
  • Each course typically meets twice per week for 2.5 hours
  • Classes are scheduled Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
  • No Friday classes for almost all majors!
  • Many programs offer evening classes, in addition to day classes
  • Certain programs offer distance education or hybrid options

Because of the convenience of the Mod System, prospective students choose 1 of 6 start dates to begin their studies, rather than having to wait around for months for the traditional semester to begin.

Mod Schedule

2018 Academic Calendar

MOD 6 2018

July 2 Classes Begin
July 4 Independence Day – No Classes
August 24 MOD 6 Ends

MOD 1 2018

September 4 Classes Begin
October 8 Columbus Day – No Classes
October 26 MOD 1 Ends

MOD 2 2018

October 29 Classes Begin
November 22 & 23 Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
December 21 MOD 2 Ends
Winter Break: December 24–31

2019 Academic Calendar

MOD 3 2019

January 1 New Year’s Day – No Classes
January 2 Classes begin
February 18 Presidents’ Day – No Classes
February 22 MOD 3 Ends

MOD 4 2019

 February 25 Classes Begin
 April 15  Patriot’s Day – No Classes
 April 19  MOD 4 Ends
Graduation Break:  April 22–26

MOD 5 2019

April 29 Classes Begin
 May 27  Memorial Day – No Classes
June 21 MOD 5 Ends
Summer Break: June 24–28