Please note quarter and semester start and end dates for the 2022–2023 academic years. Click on the links above to access detailed calendars for either the quarter-based programs or the semester-based programs.
Walden University’s academic calendar is broken up into quarter-based terms (fall, winter, spring, and summer) and semester-based terms (fall, spring, and summer). These calendars provide term-specific information and list the last day to add or drop a course (with refund) and the last day to withdraw with a grade of “W.” For specific state refund policies, please see the Refund Policies in this student handbook.
Students who need to access calendars from previous academic years should refer to the archived student handbooks.
Fall Semester 2022: September 5-December 25
Spring Semester 2023: January 9-April 30
Summer Semester 2023: May 9- August 27
Walden Tempo Learning® terms are 3 months long and provide students with the opportunity to complete as many competencies as possible within that time frame. Instead of traditional semester or quarter start dates, students may start their Tempo Learning® program on the first Monday of any month. The date that students begin in the Tempo Learning® modality marks their first term. Students will continue to enroll in subsequent 3-month terms until they successfully complete all of their program’s Competency Assessments and graduate.
Subscription term end dates cannot be extended.