Purdue University to move to trimester system come 2020

Purdue University announced Wednesday that it is moving to a year-round academic calendar.

Indianapolis

No more summer break for some Central Indiana students.  Purdue University announced Wednesday that it is moving to a year-round academic calendar.

The academic year will be broken up into three 13-week "trimesters." That means Purdue will be offering a much larger line-up of summer courses.

It also means students can potentially finish a degree in three years instead of four. The Indiana commissioner for higher education said that could save them money.

"Debt is a huge problem for students.  We need to make sure we're doing whatever we can to help them graduate on time.  That allows them to save money, they leave college with less debt," said Teresa Lubbers.

The trimester system won't go into full effect until 2020 but Purdue will begin expanding summer courses this year.

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