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Course proposals shall use the Senate-approved policy for determining meeting times and number of credit hours for each course. Exceptions, based on academic merit, may be made by the University Senate upon the recommendation of the appropriate academic council. Equivalencies on the grid will be reviewed annually by the University Senate. [US: 5/7/2012]

  • *           Appendix SR 10.6 contains the equivalency grid.

In general, undergraduate courses are developed on the principle that one semester hour of credit represents one hour of classroom meeting per week for a semester on the part of the student exclusive of any laboratory meeting. Laboratory meeting, generally, represents at least two hours per week for a semester for one credit hour.

Credit for short courses of less than eight weeks shall be limited to no more than one credit hour per week. Accelerated Programs

The College Board College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject and General Examinations, the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations, the American College Testing Program Proficiency Examination Program (PEP) Subject Examinations, International Baccalaureate (IB) Program Examinations, and courses evaluated by the American Council on Education for which credit recommendations are made under the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) are recognized as appropriate credit for meeting degree requirements [US: 10/14/2002]. College Faculties and/or department Faculties representing the discipline, as designated by the Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC), shall determine and publish appropriate cut-off scores for the CLEP, AP, PEP and IB examinations and report them to the Office of Admissions and Registrar. [US: 9/13/82; US: 10/14/2002] No AP, CLEP or IB credit hours shall be letter graded. Rather, all such earned credit hours shall be shown on the student’s academic record as course credit (CR). (See also SR 5.1.3.) [US: 4/25/88, 3/9/98; 11/13/2017]

No more than half of the credit toward an undergraduate degree may be earned by any combination of CLEP Examinations, PEP Examinations, NCCRS courses, Special Departmental Examinations, Advance Placement Examinations, and IB Examinations. [US: 9/13/83]