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academic year


  1. the customary annual period of instruction at a college, university, etc., running approximately from September to June.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of academic year1

First recorded in 1930–35

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Example Sentences

Off-campus employment — only available to students who have completed at least a full academic year in their program of study — must be qualified through the Department of Homeland Security.

Both districts have promised to return most of their students — 180,000 in Fairfax and 81,000 in Loudoun — for five days a week of in-person learning by the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Hutchings wrote in a statement to The Washington Post that Alexandria still plans to send more children back into classrooms before the end of the academic year, as he had previously suggested would happen.

It is still unclear whether his school system will keep six feet all the way through the end of the academic year.

The District’s traditional public school system said Thursday afternoon that it would adopt the more relaxed social distancing guidelines for the fourth quarter of the academic year, which begins April 19.

But a person close to the Obamas says they have also considered allowing them to finish up the academic year in Chicago.

At Louis-le-Grand there were verses and discourses in Greek at the closing of the academic year.

It is also the name for the annual act, or Encaenia, the ceremonial closing of the academic year at Oxford University.

The past month has been distinguished by the annual commencements of the academic year in most of the colleges of the country.

The academic year ran from October to September, and elementary and secondary classes ended at the end of May.

The academic year closes on the last Wednesday but one in June, and consists of three terms.


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