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When do classes begin this year according to the Sinclair academic calendar?

I still haven’t seen my new school academic calendar for this year and I would like to know when the classes start. If you have a Sinclair academic calendar online, I’ll be grateful to have one as well. In general, I know little about it. How many days in a semester do you actually have classes? Also, when does the school year start and end? What holidays are there?

Deborah Edwards

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Daniel King on August 16, 2018

Well, there are actually a few term variations for Sinclair students and some dates are different. The most common schedule is used for the majority of students—a full term one. According to it, the classes start on August 20. This is when the school year does start. Well, officially. In fact, there are some procedures before the start of the classes such as late registration and payment deadlines. There are also two kinds of terms (a 12-week one and a B term) that start on a completely other day. 12-week students have their first classes on September 17 and the B term starts on October 15. This is just in case you are not for the regular term here.

If we follow the full term, we have the end of classes on December 9 for all the mentioned groups. However, there’s also an A term that begins on August 20 and ends on October 14.
I feel like I have confused you even more. Here is the link to the academic schedule of Sinclair for you to understand it better - http://www.sinclair.edu/services/basics/registration-and-student-records/registration/academic-calendar/#fall2015  

There are a few holidays mentioned there as well:
Labor Day, September 3
Veterans Day, November 12
Thanksgiving, November 21-23
Holiday break, December 24-28 (Christmas celebration)
Holiday break, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21
Spring break, March 4-10

There are also a few religious holidays that are not mentioned there, but classes are also dismissed on those days. Also, be sure to check it from time to time as there can be some changes during the year.
Learning the peculiarities of an academic calendar in a new school may be tricky, but you’ll get used to it in a couple of weeks.

There’s also a Sinclair courses schedule available on the website. There’s a list of all courses that you can scroll down until you find the suitable one. Then, just click on it and see when classes begin. There may be no information about all of them, but it’ll be updated in the days to come.
Unfortunately, I don’t know exactly how many semester days you spend in classes.

Kyle Mckinney7 months ago

You’ve forgotten to leave a link to the courses schedule - https://regportal.sinclair.edu/index.html  Personally, I find this page difficult to use. Of course, you can keep scrolling time after time but why not add a useful search tool to make the process easier and faster?
Sinclair academic calendar is presented perfectly. So, why so many problems with the courses?

I like that they’ve added federal holidays to their calendar but the religious ones should also be included. There are many students like to who don’t remember the exact dates of many of them. Of course, we’ll know them at campus, but it’d be perfect to have them all online in one place with the calendar.

Noel Byrd7 months ago

I doubt anybody knows how many days in a semester we have classes. As far as I remember, there should be about 70-75 days per semester, but I’m not sure either. It all depends on a year as well. Sometimes, the number of weeks is different, not to mention the days.
Plus, we should take into account all those short terms and what they bring to the equation. I think you should worry more about the credits them the number of days.
The Sinclair academic calendar doesn’t say anything about days or weeks either.  


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