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Credit Hour Policy

7.1 Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits & Credentials Earned at our Institution

As mandated by BPPE under E. Code 94909:

"The transferability of credits you earn at Virscend University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn in MBA or BS program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the degree or coursework that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Virscend University to determine if your degree or coursework will transfer."

7.2 Credit Hour Definition and Policy 

Under federal regulations effective July 1, 2011, credit hour must comply with the following definition: 

“Except as provided in 34 CFR 668.8(k) and (l), a credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than (1) one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or ten to twelve weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or (2) At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practice, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.”


Our BS and MBA programs adopt a semester system of 16 weeks in length with 15 weeks of instructional hours and 1 week reserved for final exams.  A unit credit hour shall represent 50 minutes of lecture or recitation combined with two hours of independent preparation per week throughout one semester of 15 weeks. Each course offers 3 credit units and requires a total of 3 instructional hours and 6 independent preparation hours per week for a semester total of 135 hours (45 instructional hours and 90 independent work hours) per class. The total commitment required to complete the MBA program (10 courses) is 1350 hours and the total commitment required to complete the BS program (20 courses) is 2700 hours. As of now, both of our BS and MBA programs are delivered through direct faculty instruction.

Notice Concerning
Credit Hour
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