What does semester units mean?

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  1. 186

    186 ? 2+ Year Member

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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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    cinnamoroll12 5+ Year Member

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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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    nerv12345 ... Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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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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