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Old 12-22-2005, 07:09 PM
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Default What are quarters/trimesters/semesters?

Some U.S. schools want to know how long my courses lasted. In the UK we typically have two periods per year when you learn courses 1 from September-December one from January to April. May and June are used for exams. Every course I took lasted 1 or 2 of these periods. Is 1 of these periods a quarter, trimester or semester?
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:12 PM
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Default Re: What are quarters/trimesters/semesters?

Sounds like a semester, basically.
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:13 PM
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you cant figure this out on your own? good luck getting accepted into any institution of higher learning.
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:16 PM
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you cant figure this out on your own? good luck getting accepted into any institution of higher learning.

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Have you ever considered there is more to the world that the U.S? And that those countries have different languages and systems of education? FYI I asked a friend who is doing a masters in the U.S. and she said it was a quarter, yet the first respondent to my post said it was a semester so..................stfu
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:16 PM
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Wow. Semester.
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:16 PM
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Sounds like a semester, basically.

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Thank you sir.
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: What are quarters/trimesters/semesters?

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you cant figure this out on your own? good luck getting accepted into any institution of higher learning.

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FYI I asked a friend who is doing a masters in the U.S. and she said it was a quarter

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Birds of a feather and all...

I get the feeling the former response was more of a criticism of your effort rather than a failure to overcome any sort of cultural barrier.
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:20 PM
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you cant figure this out on your own? good luck getting accepted into any institution of higher learning.

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Have you ever considered there is more to the world that the U.S? And that those countries have different languages and systems of education? FYI I asked a friend who is doing a masters in the U.S. and she said it was a quarter, yet the first respondent to my post said it was a semester so..................stfu

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your friend is a [censored] idiot then. if you came from a non english speaking country then it wouldnt be a stupid question.

quarter- 4, tri- 3...

its a stupid reason to make a thread when you could easily google it and get the right answer if you were 100% sure.
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: What are quarters/trimesters/semesters?

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you cant figure this out on your own? good luck getting accepted into any institution of higher learning.

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Have you ever considered there is more to the world that the U.S? And that those countries have different languages and systems of education? FYI I asked a friend who is doing a masters in the U.S. and she said it was a quarter, yet the first respondent to my post said it was a semester so..................stfu

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your friend is a [censored] idiot then. if you came from a non english speaking country then it wouldnt be a stupid question.

quarter- 4, tri- 3...

its a stupid reason to make a thread when you could easily google it and get the right answer if you were 100% sure.

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Well over here we have 3 terms, but only 3 of them are for learning. The 3rd is also truncated. So is that a trimester or a semester?
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: What are quarters/trimesters/semesters?

More importantly, I'm assuming you're needing to put this down to transfer credits or something. I'm guessing that you're better off putting down a semester, because more credits will transfer to US schools that way. The quarter system can really screw a transfer student if they're going to a semester college, IIRC.
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