2017 Semester Conversion
Baker College is preparing to switch from a quarter-based academic calendar to a semester-based academic calendar starting in the Fall of 2017. We are committed to working together with our students to make this transition successful. Students completing their degree prior to Fall of 2017 will not be affected by this transition.
Baker College is committed to partnering with students to help manage expectations. Each Baker College student can expect advising resources to assist in defining a specific path to degree completion.
The primary purpose of a semester system is that it provides greater opportunities for:
- More in-depth teaching and research projects.
- Enhanced internships. Employers involved in Baker College internships often prefer the semester calendar because the extended work cycle provides more time to engage students in projects and deepen their responsibilities.
- Ease of transfer in and out of Baker College programs to and from other institutions. Approximately 90% of higher education institutions currently follow the semester system.
- Graduate entrance into the job market. Most large employers aligned recruitment schedules to the semester calendar.
If you have questions about the upcoming conversion from quarters to semesters, you can learn more here.