University Resources, Operations and Policies

Credit Hour Policy

Policy Statement                                                               

Each course at Adelphi University is assigned a number of credit hours, based on the traditional Carnegie Unit, as the unit of measure of the course’s level of instruction, academic rigor, and time requirements. The Office of the Provost bears responsibility for University compliance with federal and state regulations regarding credit hours, as well as compliance with the Credit Hour Policy of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Reason for Policy                                                                    

This policy sets forth core principles and standards with respect to credit hours at Adelphi University. This is done in accordance with regulations defined by the United States Department of Education and the New York State Education Department, guidelines established in the Credit Hour Policy of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and common practice in higher education.

Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         

Faculty, Staff and Students


Office of the Provost

Office of the University Registrar

Document History                                                      

  • Last Reviewed Date: February, 2018
  • Last Revised Date: February, 2018
  • Policy Origination Date: Not known

Who Approved This Policy


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