Credit for Courses

UACCB uses the credit hour as a standard unit of credit for college-level courses. A credit hour is defined as an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates some minimum amount of student work reflective of the amount of work expected in a Carnegie unit. One semester credit hour equals 15 hours of academic work. For example, during fall and spring semesters, one credit hour = 15 weeks x (1 classroom hour + 2 out-of-class work hours). Classes that meet three hours per week, for example, carry three hours of credit per semester. Laboratory and clinical hours are calculated using a different formula.


Repeating Courses

A student may repeat a course completed at the College for the purpose of grade point adjustment by reenrolling in the same course. Students repeating a course are subject to the following provisions:

  • The student must complete the course in its entirety. Withdrawing from the course will not constitute a new letter grade or adjusted GPA.
  • Adjustments to the cumulative grade points are not made for courses transferred from other colleges or universities. Transfer courses receive a grade of “CR” and do not enter the cumulative GPA calculation at the college.
  • The highest grade earned will be used to meet degree requirements. The first grade of the course, however, will still appear on the student’s transcript.
  • Financial aid will only pay for two course attempts.