The Fall semester lasts from October to February and the Spring Semester lasts from February to June. Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani University also offers a limited ummer term that is open to Shahid Ashrafi students and to other students from other universities. Summer –term is an intensive program of 8 weeks and courses taught are equivalent in credits to the Fall and Spring semesters courses but have twice as many class hours. Meanwhile, grades received in the Summer term are included in the grade point average. Summer students are allowed a maximum academic load of 8 credits. This limitation applied both to University students and other students from other universities.