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Question #70734 posted on 01/31/2013 5:16 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I want to know why did BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii start Fall Semester 2012, 2 weeks after BYU-Provo but all three of the schools ended fall semester within one day of each other? Shouldn't all of the BYU schools be required to attend school for around the same amount or length of time. And why is BYU-Hawaii and BYU-Idaho going to be let out of Winter Semester 2013, 2 weeks before BYU-Provo will? I don't understand the reasoning behind why these other two BYU schools get out early and start late. If you could help me answer these questions I would appreciate it. Thank you.

- BYU-Provo Student


Dear Provo,

They're all different universities. Each gets to create their own schedules and do whatever it wants without regard to the other two. They may all be CES schools and have similar names, but that doesn't mean they're identical. Also, I'd assume BYU-I's track system plays into it, but really, they are not the same school.


posted on 02/08/2013 2:07 p.m.

As a former BYU-H student, I can tell you that BYU-Hawaii has hour-long classes as opposed to 50-minute classes. So even though they start their semester two or three weeks later than BYU does, the total time spent in the classroom is the same. (And let me tell you, the ten extra minutes is totally worth the three weeks.)