The period of the year during which students attend school or university, usually reckoned from the beginning of the autumn term to the end of the summer term.
More example sentences
- It's unlikely you'll find out your re-mark grade before the beginning of the academic year in September.
- BBC News Online will catch up with the Sussex University students again at the end of the academic year.
- Writing in the summer, he devotes the academic year primarily to teaching and service.
More definitions of academic yearDefinition of academic year in:
- The US English dictionary