OK, why the change to semesters? What are the advantages?

The semester schedule offers many benefits. The change brings us closer to the goal of seamless education in Georgia – where students of all ages can move easily between the state’s three major educational systems – the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the University System of Georgia and the K-12 system.

Additionally, the change will align the technical college calendar with more than 80 percent of American colleges and universities that now follow the semester system.

Having calendar alignment and semester credit hours will make transferring to other colleges and universities easier for our students.

The length of semesters will also provide more time to master course material and the opportunity to delve more deeply into course content. A semester calendar also facilitates dual and joint enrollment programs, internships and clinicals, and other forms of hands-on learning.

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