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We didn't define the Semester Code at RIT, but here's an explanation to help you understand what they represent!

Semester Codes

Each semester is represented by a four digit number.


Academic Year 2019-2020Code
Fall Semester2191
Spring Semester2195
Summer Semester2198

Academic Year

The first three digits of a Semester Code represent the start of the Academic Year with the second digit of the year dropped.

For the 2019-2020 academic year the start is 2019. Dropping the second digit gives us 219.

Even though Spring and Summer are in the second half of the Academic Year you still use the starting year of the Academic Year in the code. In this case we still use 2019, not 2020.


The last digit represents the Semester


*Intersession is no longer actively run at RIT.

Academic Sessions

You may see some addition information included at the end of a semester code. These usually represent sessions running in that semester outside of the Regular Academic Session. These sessions will be reflected in the course information on SIS, and in the course numbers and academic terms on myCourses.


Some examples from the Fall Semester of the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

21917O1Seven Week Online - First

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