Definitions for "Academic Year"
The academic year in Switzerland usually consists of two terms, or semesters, ranging from mid-August until December and January until late May or June.
The period from September to December, January through May in which classes are in session. Each of these periods is called a "semester."
system by which the institution structures its school year - September through May.
Keywords:  february, november, march, end, late
Begins in late February or early March and ends in November
extends from the end of February to the end of November (see page A-2).