Credit Hour Definition

Albany State University bases the awarding of credit hours on section 3.4.1 of the University System of Georgia Policy Manual – often referred to as the “750 minute policy” which states:

  • "All USG institutions shall be on the semester system (BOR Minutes, December, 1995).
  • The academic year shall consist of two (2) regular semesters, each not to be less than fifteen (15) calendar weeks in length, excluding registration.
  • A minimum of 750 minutes of instruction is required for each semester credit hour."

The definition for a credit hour is the same for face to face or online courses.