Semester Credit

Students must be in attendance in each course for 67.5 hours each semester to be eligible to earn credit. Although the length of the semester exceeds the required number of hours, any student whose absences, excused or unexcused, reduces his/her instruction time below the 67.5 required hours for credit, must pass a comprehensive exam to earn that credit. Because the length of the semester varies, the number of days of absence permitted before the comprehensive exam is required may change.
For the 2008-2009 school year, a student who misses three (3) days during the first semester must pass the semester exam to be eligible to earn credit. During the second semester, a student who misses thirteen (13) days must pass the semester exam to earn credit. The difference in the number of days results from the difference in the instructional time each semester -- 84 days first semester and 96 days second semester.

A student who has not been in attendance for the required number of hours and does not pass the semester exam will have a maximum of a 59 recorded in academic history for that course.