Reasons for Change

There are a number of reasons that Sinclair chose to adopt the semester system. Most importantly, as an associate degree granting college, many of our students plan to transfer to other colleges or universities after they have finished their chosen program. By sharing the same academic year structure as the majority of colleges and universities, students planning to go on after Sinclair will experience an even more seamless transition.

The vast majority of colleges and universities across the country use the semester system, including many Ohio schools. Even some private schools in Ohio  currently using the quarter-based academic year are planning to shift to semester beginning in fall 2012.

Currently Using Semesters

  • Bowling Green State University
  • Central State University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Kent State University
  • Miami University
  • Shawnee State University
  • The University of Akron
  • The University of Toledo
  • University of Dayton
  • Youngstown State University

Converting from Quarters to Semesters:

  • Belmont Technical College
  • Central Ohio Technical College
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • Clark State Community College
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Hocking College
  • Marion Technical College
  • North Central State College
  • The Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • James A. Rhodes State College
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Southern State Community College
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Washington State Community College
  • Wright State University
  • Zane State College