Students may begin the program in the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters (August, January, or May). Generally, students will take six credit hours per semester. However, it is recommend to do at least one semester of 7.5 credits to complete the full program in three years. Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks). Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester. One-credit courses meet for 12 hours of total class time and are offered in various formats, such as a four-day weekend or four Saturdays in a row.