Which is more common in the USA, school year or academic year? Thanks!
Oct 24, 2018 9:20 AM
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From a former U.S. student: School is usually referring to grade school, so a school year (which is typically fixed in time; e.g. September through June)is best used when referring to elementary or high school. An academic year better fits with university studies, as in the 2018-2019 academic year. Students at university often study in summer and/or take semester breaks, and still finish the required studies in an academic year. I hope this helps.
October 24, 2018
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