Semesters and Terms
Semesters are 14 weeks long. There is a FALL semester and a WINTER semester.
FALL means Autumn.
FALL semester starts in September. Winter semester starts in January.
Starting in 2012 there will also be 2 terms that are 7 weeks long.
SPRING TERM will being mid April, and FIRST TERM will begin in August.
The annual calendar from January 2012 will be as follows (the exact dates change slightly each year):
- WINTER semester - 14 weeks
- SPRING term - 7 weeks
- 5 week break
- FIRST term - 7 weeks
- FALL semester - 14 weeks
It is important to understand that the work in a term is the same work as in a semester. The time span in a term is half of the time in a semester, so each week in a term requires double the amount of work in one week compared with one week in a semester.