Catalog year indicates the year that a student began studying at a particular institution. For example, if a student begins university in Fall 2020, their catalog year is 2020-2021. Students are expected to follow the curriculum requirements that were in effect for that particular school year.
Catalog year refers to a student’s first year of study at an institution, encompassing fall through summer semesters. Degree requirements are organized around one’s catalog year as program requirements may change through the years. A student’s catalog year for their minor, if applicable, may be different than the catalog year for their major.