For example, one can refer to "past semesters" and to "the current semester", but if you want to refer to both of those while excluding future semesters? Something more concise -- hopefully a single word -- than "the current and past semesters". For example, like "extant" semesters, but better -- I'm not really sure "extant" means current + past.
Up to the present time in history; until now.
To date, the company has never released a product that generated less than $100 million in profit. We've received no news to date from our affiliate in Afghanistan.
hitherto dictionary.com works too and is one word but is used less.
up to this time; until now