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Urgent: quarter units to credit hours conversion!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by PatchAdamsFan, Dec 19, 2012.

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  1. PatchAdamsFan


    Oct 16, 2012
    Podiatry Student
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    I Need help converting Quarter Units to Credit Hours on the application! There is an option (per class) of credit hours from 0-20.00, with 0.25, 0.33, 0.5, 0.67, and 0.75 as decimal values, and from what I understand, credit hours means how much time was lecture+lab per week. Below are four examples of what I filled out for classes, and I don't know if it's correct:

    KINE 250 (Healthy Living), 4 units = 3.67 credit hours [2 2-hour lectures]

    CHEM 128 (General Chemistry II), 4 units = 5.33 credit hours [3 1-hour lectures, 1 3-hour lab]

    BIO 375 (Molecular Biology Lab), 3 units = 6.50 credit hours [1 1-hour lecture, 2 3-hour labs]

    BIO 400 (Special Problems), 1 unit = 0.75 credit hours [research, 1 hour a week officially, in reality research is about 5 hours a week, but for purposes of this conversion...)

    NOTE: I also took into account that our classes start not on the hour, but at X:10 minutes after, so that lowered some credit hour values. Please let me know if this is all correct, or terribly wrong... Thanks!!
  2. MaxillofacialMN

    MaxillofacialMN Osteopathic Foot Dentist

    Dec 2, 2009
    The Grand Ballroom
    Podiatry Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I'm having trouble understanding your math, but if I were you, just call AACPMAS and ask them. Does your transcript have a conversion on it? My official transcript says something like "1 credit = 4 credit hours" because the way my school does credits is cray. Maybe yours does too?

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