Choosing Classes - Credit Hours

Students earn credit hours when they spend time learning a subject or skill. Each course is given a credit-hour value. The number of credit hours varies by class, depending on how often the class meets.

A three-credit hour class will meet for three hours a week fall or spring semesters, six hours a week summer semester, or 12 hours a week summer intersession.
Semester Timeframe Length 3 credit hours
Fall August through December 16 weeks 3 hours per week
Spring January through May
Summer Intersession May through June 4 weeks 12 hours per week
Summer June through August 8 weeks 6 hours per week