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What does semester units mean?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by 186, 05.18.08.


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  1. 186

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    I currently have 18 credits, and I want to finish my pre-pharm in CA. However, they go by semester units. How many semester units are there in 18 credits?
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    1 semester unit = 1.5 quarter units
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    and unit=credits so convert accordingly [should be 12 if you take 18/(3/2)]
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    1sem unit= 1 credit? :confused:
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    if you're at a semester school and they say "5 units" that means "5 semester credits"

    if you're at a quarter school and they say "4 units" that means "4 quarter credits"

    and like farmercyst stated, they both mean the same thing
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    If your school goes by quarters: 1 unit = 1 credit = 1 quarter credit/unit.....

    If your school goes by semesters: 1 unit = 1 credit = 1 semester credit/unit.....

    If you are converting semesters to quarters: multiply semester credits x 1.5 = quarter credits

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