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How does a quarter term compare to a semester term?

Oregon State University defines a term (also referred to as a "quarter") as one-third of the academic year, not counting summer. Terms at OSU are divided into fall, winter and spring terms and consist of 10 weeks each, with an additional week for final exams. Summer courses at Oregon State have several different options for length of courses, varying from one week to 11 weeks.

In our schedule of classes course listings, W=Winter, Sp=Spring, Su=Summer, F=Fall.

Academic year: The time period containing the academic terms fall, winter and spring (mid-September through mid-June).

Note: If you're interested in learning more about transfer of credit at Oregon State University, please check out our credit conversion calculator below for an estimate.

Quarter system

1 quarter credit = .67 semester credit


10 weeks


10 weeks


10 weeks

Semester system

1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits

Fall semester

15 weeks

Spring semester

15 weeks
Quarter-semester credits converter

Enter a number of credits in either text box. Click "Convert" to calculate.


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