Academic Year Definition
American Business & Technology University’s academic year is based on the student’s enrollment. The date the student starts classes at ABTU determines that student’s academic year. ABTU has 8 predetermined start dates per year. Every academic year consists of 8 (eight) courses—each course is 6 (six) weeks long and is equal to three (3) credit hours.
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The student in Example 1 started class on November 14, 2011. The student in Example 2 started class January 2, 2012. Each student has their own academic year based on their start date. This formula works for subsequent academic years as well.