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Office of the Registrar

Credit Hour Definition

University of Cincinnati follows the definition for a standard credit hour established by the Ohio Board of Regents, as follows:

Ohio Board of Regents (February 2010)
Semester Credit Hour Definition

One (1) semester credit hour will be awarded for a minimum of seven hundred fifty (750) minutes of formalized instruction that typically requires students to work at out-of-class assignments an average of twice the amount of time as the amount of formalized instruction (1,500 minutes).  It is acknowledged that formalized instruction may take place in a variety of modes.

While awarding semester credit hours typically occurs for instruction delivered in accordance with an institution's standard semester calendar, it may also occur for an instruction that may not follow the typical pattern of an institution's semester calendar as long as the criteria for awarding such credit is met.