Paul Revere’s ride through the night is one of the more famous moments in early American history. He famously warned everyone that “The British are coming! The British are coming!” I know, this is a very rough segue but, as you may know, Ohio State is transitioning to semesters, effective summer 2012. The first SMF class that will be affected by this switch to semesters will be the class admitted for autumn 2012.
If you are part of this group, what does this mean? The biggest change is that Ohio State’s school year will start much earlier than in the past. For example, 2011 autumn term begins on September 21. In 2012, autumn term will begin on August 22, a full month earlier than the start of autumn 2011. The Fisher SMF program has already incorporated this earlier start with its application deadlines. If you submit a complete application by the applicable deadline, you will be reviewed for autumn 2012 admission. In addition to starting the academic year sooner, the academic year will end sooner. For example, spring 2012 commencement will occur on June 11, 2012. Compare this to 2013 spring commencement on May 5, 2013.
If you have any questions on this or anything else, please let us know.