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Semester and Quarter Plan Report

Identifier: MF028

  • Staff Only


This collection contains a single report, entitled "Report of Professor Daniel to Advisory Committee on Semester and Quarter Plan."


  • 1936


General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Restrictions: Access


Restriction: Use

Permission to publish materials in this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


0.05 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single report, which discusses the semester system versus the quarter system. The report was written by Floyd Field in February 1936. This report also includes a small survey from other institutions, such as the University of Texas and Cornell University, on the quarter and semester systems.

History of the Quarter and Semester System at Georgia Tech

When classes began at Georgia Tech in 1888, the school was on the semester system; however, in 1946, Georgia Tech converted to the quarter system. This system remained in effect until the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia decided that Georgia Tech, along with the rest of Georgia colleges and universities, would convert to the quarter system in the fall of 1998. Nonetheless, Georgia Tech's conversion did not occur until the fall of 1999, due to the impact of the 1996 Olympics.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


Accession #2001.132.

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson described this item in 2002.
Inventory of the Semester and Quarter Plan Report (Georgia School of Technology), 1936
Jody Lloyd Thompson
Copyright 2002.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
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Atlanta 30332-0900 USA