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Semester Hour of Credit Definition

In accordance with federal regulations, Central College defines a semester hour of credit as a minimum of 45 hours of student engagement with course material, as defined by the faculty member of the course. This can include direct instruction time as well as indirect engagement, including (but not limited to) reading, assignment completion, exam preparation, writing, and presentations. This standard also applies to other academic activities, including laboratory work, internships, practicum, studio work, and other modes of academic work that lead to the awarding of academic credit.