Quarter to Semester FAQs
Why is AUM changing calendars?
All state institutions of higher education in Ohio (including Wright State, Ohio State, University of Cincinnati, Sinclair Community College, Clark State Community College and Columbus State Community College, among many others) have been mandated to convert to semesters by Fall 2012. While private institutions were not required to do so, Antioch University Midwest decided to convert to semesters at the same time to make the process for students transferring from one institution to another easier and more seamless. This move also aligns AUM with more than 90% of higher education institutions across the country.
When is AUM changing calendars?
Antioch University Midwest will change its academic calendar from the quarter system to the semester system effective Fall 2012.
What is the difference between quarters and semesters?
We are moving from four 11-week quarters to two 15-week semesters. We will also offer a summer term with courses of varying length.
What are the benefits of a semester system?
Semesters benefit students in many ways. In addition to making the transfer process more straightforward, you will have more time to learn, ask questions, and cover more material in each course. You will spend more time with each instructor strengthening your academic relationships. All of the administrative tasks (registration, financial aid, book purchasing, etc.) will take place less frequently, giving you more time to focus on your learning.
What does the student need to do?
You and your adviser will work together to complete a Degree Completion Plan (DCP), available to you and your adviser through myAntioch. This plan will note all completed credits, all in-progress credits, and will list all planned courses (on both quarters and semesters) to complete your degree. Once this plan is completed and approved, you will be responsible for following its provisions. This process will guide you through the semester conversion process and will ensure that your experience of the conversion is as seamless as possible.