Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

The American Campus’ programs of study are designed on four academic years each consisting of three semesters, paralleling semesters at the U.S. institutions. This allows faculty and student exchanges between the TAC and partnering universities for specific programs.

Semesters are not identified by season (i.e. fall, spring, or summer) as they are in the United States because of confusion between southern hemisphere and northern hemisphere partnering schools. Semesters are approximately 16 weeks with one to two breaks in between.

The American Campus’ programs of study are completed in 4 semesters for two-year degrees or 8 semesters for four-year degrees.

Each semester is approximately 16 weeks with one to two week breaks in between. Semesters follow the following schedule:

  • Semester A: January – May
  • Semester B: June – August
  • Semester C: August – December

When new students begin a program they participate in an orientation that guides them through the expectations of an American program of study and have opportunities to apply new learning skills with mentoring students and faculty. They then work with a cohort group and their instructors to learn and apply course materials.

Note: The start and end of the semester may vary based on the academic program.

2019 Academic Calendar

Semester A (April – July)

October 1, 2018: Begin Registration
February 28, 2019: Tuition Due for international students/ Deposits due for local students
April 8-12: New Student Orientation
April 15: Classes begin
April 30: Last day to drop with full refund
May 1: Labour Day (holiday) no classes
June 5: Eid-Ul-Fitr (holiday) no classes
July 26: Classes end
July 29-31: Final Exams

Semester C (August – December)

May 4: Begin Registration
July 20: Tuition Due
August 19-23: New Student Orientation
August 26: Classes Begin
Sept 3: Ganesh Chaturthi (holiday) no classes
September 6: Last day to drop with full refund
December 6: Classes End
December 9-11: Final Exams

2020 Academic Calendar

Semester A (January – May)

October 1, 2019: Begin Registration
November 30, 2019: Tuition Due for international students/ Deposits due for local students
January 13-17: New Student Orientation
January 20: Classes begin
January 31: Last day to drop with full refund
February 21: Maha Shiaratree (holiday) no classes
March 12: National Day (holiday) no classes
March 25: Ougadi (holiday) no classes
May 1: Labour Day (holiday) no classes
May 1: Classes end
Final Exams: May 4-6

Semester B (June – August)

Flexible schedule for internships, projects, personal and professional development

Semester C (August – December)

May 4 : Begin Registration
July 17: Tuition Due
August 17-21: New Student Orientation
August 24: Classes Begin
Nov 2: Arrival of Indentured (holiday) no classes
September 4: Last day to drop with full refund
December 4: Classes End
December 7-9: Final Exams

2021 Academic Calendar

Semester A  (January – May)

October 1, 2020: Begin Registration
November 30, 2020: Tuition Due for international students/ Deposits due for local students
January 11-15: New Student Orientation
January 18: Classes begin
January 31: Last day to drop with full refund
February 1: Abolition of Slavery (holiday) no classes
March 12: National Day (holiday) no classes
May 1: Labour Day (holiday) no classes
April 30: Classes end
May 3-5: Final Exams

Semester B (June – August)

Flexible schedule for internships, projects, personal and professional development

Semester C (August – December)

May 4: Begin Registration
July 16: Tuition Due
August 16-20: New Student Orientation
August 23: Classes Begin
September 3: Last day to drop with full refund
Nov 2: Arrival of Indentured (holiday) no classes
December 3: Classes End
December 6-8: Final Exams

2022 Academic Calendar

Semester A  (January – May)

October 1, 2021: Begin Registration
November 30, 2021: Tuition Due for international students/ Deposits due for local students
January 10-14: New Student Orientation
January 17: Classes begin
January 31: Last day to drop with full refund
April 29: Classes end
May 2-4: Final Exams

Semester B (June – August)

Flexible schedule for internships, projects, personal and professional development

Semester C (August – December)

May 2: Begin Registration
July 15: Tuition Due
August 15-19: New Student Orientation
August 22: Classes Begin
September 2: Last day to drop with full refund
December 2: Classes End
December 5-7: Final Exams