Credit Hour

Mount Holyoke College complies with federal regulations defining a credit hour. 

For Mount Holyoke, a four-credit course involves twelve hours per week of academic engaged time over the course of the semester.  Academic engaged time is generally three class or contact hours per week plus nine additional hours of academic work for the course. 

For courses carrying more or less than four credits, the federal requirement and Mount Holyoke expectation is one contact hour and two hours of outside work for each credit.