Academic year

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An academic year is a period of time which schools, colleges and universities use to measure a quantity of study.

In Britain, an academic year usually runs from September of one year through to June or July of the following year, with the time split up into three terms. In the United States, a school’s academic year may consist of a fall and spring semester. In an academic year, a student must complete a set number of semester hours. Academic years vary from school to school and even from educational program to educational program at the same institution.