Sep 20, 2020  
2018-2019 ULM Student Policy Manual 
2018-2019 ULM Student Policy Manual

Credit Examination and Credit Hour Definition

Credit Examination

If a student feels he/she has sufficient knowledge in a subject area and can bypass a course, the student should look into the possibility of taking credit examinations that are recognized by ULM. The exams for which ULM has established credit policies are: 1) ULM Credit Examination, administered by Academic Departments, 2) CLEP Subject Examinations, 3) ACT, 4) SAT, 5) Advanced Placement, and 6) DSST. Visit for more information

Federal Definition of the Credit Hour

For purposes of the application of this policy and in accord with federal regulations, 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 -

1) Not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours 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 (outlined in item number one (1) above) for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award credit hours.