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Definition of a Credit Hour

UWF definition of a credit hour for accreditation

Definition of a Credit Hour

The University of West Florida policy AC-19.01-04/14 offers the definition of a credit hour. The policy governs all employees and students of the University of West Florida.

The United States Department of Education as well as the University's regional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), requires institutions of higher education to define the credit they will award for student work, and accrediting agencies are required to review the institutions’ policies and procedures for determining and applying its credit hour policies. 

Visit the policy online to learn more. For additional University policies, visit the UWF Policies page online. 

University of West Florida Definition of a Credit Hour