# What does semester units mean?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by 186, May 18, 2008.

1. ### 186? 2+ Year Member

48
0
Apr 20, 2008
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?

3. ### cinnamoroll12 5+ Year Member

Dec 16, 2007
1 semester unit = 1.5 quarter units

4. ### FarmercystOn with the Poodles already PharmacistModerator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

and unit=credits so convert accordingly [should be 12 if you take 18/(3/2)]

5. ### 186? 2+ Year Member

48
0
Apr 20, 2008
1sem unit= 1 credit?

6. ### nerv12345...Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

Mar 12, 2007
Southern California
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

7. ### drugdocMember 7+ Year Member

637
2
Mar 1, 2006
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