The graduate and undergraduate programs operate on a semester system (18 weeks each), with the first semester beginning in August and concluding in December, and the second semester beginning in January and concluding in May. Winter and Summer sessions are also held at the discretion of the school.
Southeastern Theological Institute holds its Graduation Ceremony the second Saturday night of June every year; location depends on the number of graduating students. All students that complete their work by May 1st each year and satisfy their fee requirements are invited to attend and march with their class. A student does not have to attend to graduate; however, it is a life time opportunity to be honored as an adult and to meet many of your fellow graduates from all over the USA and abroad.