Semester Conversion

Cal State LA converted from quarters to semesters beginning with fall semester 2016. While the quarter system divided the academic year into four quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer) each with 10 weeks of instruction, the semester system divides the year into Fall and Spring semesters, each with 15 weeks of instruction, followed by a Summer Session.

The College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) is committed to supporting students who have started programs under the quarter system and will need to complete them under the semester system. Likewise, effective planning, and a commitment to seeking advisement, will be critical for students as they transition from quarters to semesters. For more information about the impact of Semester Conversion on your program, please contact us at 323-343-4915.

General University Resources

University Q2S Website
Frequently Asked Questions
Cal State LA Semester Calendar