Last Revision: January 30, 2024
Registering as a Federal Student Aid Student
If you plan to use Federal Student Aid, or will be seeking deferments for previous loans while enrolled at APUS, you will be asked to select an academic year before you start your courses. The academic year establishes two, consecutive 16-week semesters during which time courses must start and end within each semester. Course registrations cannot overlap semesters, which means there will be times when a scheduled course will not be available to you for registration, because it overlaps your chosen academic semesters.
You can register for a course as early as 5 months before it begins and up to 1 week before the course starts. View the academic calendar schedule for open and close registration dates for each 8- or 16-week session.
If you have any questions regarding academic semesters, please contact [email protected].