DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Seventeen Ohio universities and community colleges are ready to switch from a quarter system to a semester-based calendar in a move officials say will help students transfer more easily between schools.
The Dayton Daily News reports ( http://bit.ly/H8LoSk ) schools switching from 10-week quarters to two-semester calendars have spent more than $26 million over four years to prepare for the transition.
Ohio State University, Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati are among the larger schools affected. Wright State University and Sinclair and Clark State community colleges are among the smaller ones affected.
Some students worry about losing credit hours. But schools say students who develop a plan with their advisers won't be delayed in earning degrees or have to spend more money.
Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com