Super hypothetical question

Okay, my current lease is up in February of 2011. I want to renew and the longer you renew for the less your rent is. If I am applying for Med School to attend in August 2012, and I get in somewhere where I have to move, when you you current student move. I would like to be all settled at least a few weeks before I start, the last thing you want is starting out and having to unpack.