Students may matriculate into the program at the beginning of any of Dartmouth's four terms: summer, fall, winter, or spring. All terms are ten weeks long.
Students must enroll within the academic year of their admission: Dartmouth's academic year begins in Summer term and concludes in Spring term. If you are admitted into the program and do not matriculate within one academic year (by spring term), you will need to apply to the next admissions cycle.
All degree requirements must be satisfied within six academic years of entry into the program.