Hello all, parent of soccer player who wants to play D3 and is doing (we think) the stuff he is supposed to be doing on the recruiting side of things. As we were researching schools, we ran across a few on the trimester/quarter system (3 terms of 10 weeks each -- some schools call it trimesters, some call it quarters), generally a later start in Sept and a later dismissal in June.
I had generally discounted trimester schools, with 3 sets of exams a year, because my kid as he is not a great final exam taker so having 3 sets a year rather than 2 sets, even with fewer classes at a time, did not seem like a great model for him. However, it also seems that the later start in Sept which trimester schools have could actually be more manageable for fall sports kids.
If anyone has experience with the pros and cons of trimester based system for a fall athlete, I would be very interested. Thank you!