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## How does fafsa calculate clock hours?

A student must attend the full uninterrupted hour with an exception of a 10- minute break that can be taken during each 60-minute period. – If there is not 10-minute break the whole 60 minutes = 1 clock hour. You can’t use 50 minutes to equal 1 hour and then use the additional 10 towards a new clock hour.

## How many contact hours is a 3 credit course?

Typically, a three semester credit hour course meets for three contact hours (three 50-minute sessions or two 75-minute sessions) per week for the 14 weeks of a semester.

**What does 1 credit hour mean?**

One credit hour is equal to 15 to 16 hours of instruction. Your credit hours are calculated over the full semester, which is generally 16 weeks. Most lecture and seminar courses are worth 3 credit hours. You must complete at least 45 – 48 hours of class time in one semester.

### How are credit hours calculated in college?

The credit hours in college are calculated on the whole semester, which equals to sixteen weeks. One will be attending the minimum of 45-48 hours of class in one full semester. The average is about 3 hours of classroom every week for the 16 weeks. Therefore, what we calculated is 1 class = 3 credit hours.

### What does credit hours mean in college?

A credit hour is the unit of measurement used to indicate the amount of instructional and learning time required to achieve the student learning outcomes of a college-level course.

**How do you convert credit hours to clock hours?**

Example: If you are enrolled in a 3 credit hour course that has 75 clock hours, we would divide 30 into the 75 clock hours (75/30 = 2.5).

#### How are clock hours calculated?

A clock hour is equivalent to 50 minutes of instruction, academic engagement, or preparation within a 60-minute period of time. To convert minutes into clock hours, we divide total minutes by 50.

#### How do I calculate credit hours?

Credit Hours for an individual course are calculated by adding together the lecture hours (LEC) plus one-half (0.5) of the laboratory hours (Lab). Total Credit Hours for your academic program are calculated by adding together the Credit Hours for each and every credit attempt listed on your transcript.

**How do you calculate contact hours from credit hours?**

The contact hours should be calculated on a per week basis. For example, one contact hour per week of lecture for 15 weeks equals one credit hour (e.g., a three semester credit hour course meets for 45 contact hours).

## What are credit hours on a transcript?

Total credit hours are the total amount of hours earned for coursework completed on your official transcript. Enter your GPA (GPA information is usually located at the top or bottom section of your transcript).