Edmonds CC Glossary 
    
    Oct 20, 2019  
Edmonds CC Glossary
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Credit


Definition
  1. A unit of measure for college work. Often, one credit hour represents one hour of classroom attendance each week for a quarter. [Edmonds CC Definition]
  2. (Academic Credit) Credit applicable toward a degree or credential at the institution awarding it, accepting it on transfer, or acknowledging equivalency from learning experience adequately substantiated. [NWCCU Glossary]
  3. (Credit, Unit of) A quantification of student academic learning. One unit represents what a typical student might be expected to learn in one week (40-45 hours including class time and preparation) of full-time study. Thus a six-week summer session might, if full-time, equate to six units. An alternative norm is one unit for three hours of student work per week (e.g., one hour of lecture and two of study or three of laboratory) for ten weeks a quarter or 15 weeks a semester. A full-time undergraduate student program is usually about 15 units but not less than 12; a full-time graduate program is usually 10 to 12 units. Considerable excess allowed on ground of student ability should be subject to special analysis and approval. [NWCCU Glossary]


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