Academic Requirements

Four academic terms per year

The Sol International School academic year consists of two assessment periods (one fifteen-week semester followed by a five-week short term study period) with a five-week break between each Assessment Period. Students are required to include the five-week term in their study program to result in degree completion within 3.5 years for early graduation and entry into the job market.

An academic year consists of a Spring Assessment Period [Spring + Summer (15 weeks + 5 weeks)] a five-week break and a Winter Assessment Period [Fall + Winter (15 weeks + 5 weeks)].


Minimum Graduation Requirements

The academic programs at Sol International School have been designed to prepare our graduates to excel in their respective departments. In addition to course work, there are numerous activities to develop students’ knowledge through project work, external class activities, internships and volunteer programs. The program curriculum is divided into five parts: General Education, Department Required, Department Elective, Free Electives and Minor. Students must complete a minimum of 142 credit hours, and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to fulfill the graduation requirements. Students are expected to complete 142 credit hours in 3.5 years (seven semesters and six intersessions) or in 4 years. The components of the curriculum are:


Dept. Elective Courses (12 Credits)

Category Required Credits
Total 142
General Education (including English) 37
Department Required 33
Department Electives 30+
Free Electives 21
Minor 21

The curriculum provides a broad choice of Elective courses to help students develop their own interests and specialized knowledge to meet the challenges of globalized employment. All students must complete four courses in one foreign language of their choice, which cannot be their native language. The Minor program in each department varies and applicable courses are found in the Department Electives section.

It should be noted that not all courses indicated are available each semester. Students should confer with their academic counselor or the department Chairperson.


Study programs available include:

  • Hotel Management (SIHOM)
  • Culinary Arts (SICA)
  • Media & Communication Arts (SIMA)
  • Medical Services Management (SIMED)
  • Railroad Integrated Systems (SIRA)
  • Restaurant & Food Services Management (SIRES)

Residential Intensive English Program (RIEP) (a supplemental program)