The American College follows the American system of higher education. The academic year consists of two main semesters: a Fall and Spring semester of 17 weeks duration (including holidays) each and a 61/2 week more intensive Summer session. Classes for the Fall semester commence at the end of September or beginning of October and classes for the Spring semester commence at the end of January or beginning of February.
Classes for the Summer session commence at the beginning of June. Each semester or session commences with the students registering for a number of courses and ends with the examinations period covering all of these courses. New students can join the College in the Fall or Spring semester to study any of the College’s programs of study or intensive non-credit English language courses. New students may also join the College in July for intensive non-credit English language courses. These English language courses commence in July and end in September.
The academic calendar provides information on important dates in an academic year, such as when semesters begin and end, registration periods, examination weeks and holidays.