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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the term "credit" mean?

Credit represents how many hours you spend in class a week.

For example, WRIT 101 College Composition is a 3 credit class.  You may:

  • meet MWF (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) for 1 hour each day

  • or TR (Tuesday, Thursday) for 1 ½ hours each day

  • or R (Thursday) evening for 3 hours

 On average, for every credit spent in class students can expect to spend 2 hours  outside of class studying a week

  • With the above WRIT 101 example, since it is 3 credits you can expect to
    spend a total of 6 hours a week outside of class studying 
    (3 credits x 2 hours) = 6 study hours

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