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Term vs Semester

SJJ1990SJJ1990 Posts: 67Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2008 in College Admissions
Is there a difference between a "term" and a "semester"?
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Replies to: Term vs Semester

  • SJJ1990SJJ1990 Posts: 67Registered User Junior Member
    Bump..........
  • oregonianmomoregonianmom Posts: 1,983Registered User Senior Member
    Term often refers to quarters. Some schools operate on 4 quarters a year: fall, winter, spring and summer.
  • SJJ1990SJJ1990 Posts: 67Registered User Junior Member
    If my school operates on semesters (Fall semester and spring semester), how should I fill out the USC application? It asks for a course taken has has three drop down lists for 1st term, 2nd term, and 3rd term. Help from anyone experienced with the application would be nice!
  • SJJ1990SJJ1990 Posts: 67Registered User Junior Member
    *bump* 1
  • SJJ1990SJJ1990 Posts: 67Registered User Junior Member
    *bump* again x_x Sorry but I need an answer quickly!
  • JeepMOMJeepMOM Posts: 2,499Registered User Senior Member
    There can also be a summer semester :D
  • oregonianmomoregonianmom Posts: 1,983Registered User Senior Member
    What I would do is to just use first term and second term (and ignore third term.) They'll know your school operates on semesters because your transcript will say so. But you might want to call USC and ask, to ease your mind.
  • SJJ1990SJJ1990 Posts: 67Registered User Junior Member
    I guess you were right Oregon Mom!

    Semester / term

    Thanks!
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