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John Kent completed 88 units during his freshman year in 2006/2007 at American River College while mantaining a 3.5 GPA. His schedual included a fall semester of 28 units, a spring semester of 41 units and a summer session of 19 units.
An Associates Degree is essentially 60 semester units, and a Bachelors is approximately 120. A semester unit is a semester unit, and the "status" or "category" of a semester unit does not change in the junior or senior years of a bachelors degree program. In other words, a 3 unit class in your freshman year, carries the same weight as a 3 unit class in your senior year. Semester units are semester units. You will find the "equivalent to" scenario posted in many jobs advertised by cities and counties. In some job postings, they will actually give you the total number of semester units required to be "equivalent to" a particular degree program. I have never seen a distinction as to any factor which limits where those semester units came from, as long as it is an acredited college or university (including junior colleges). This said, the computation is simple: A single AA Degree is worth 60 semester units; a second AA Degree is worth an additional 60 semester units, for a total then of 120, and so on. Two AA's then are worth one BA, while four AA's are worth two BA's (4 x 60=240 units). The Human Resource Managers I have spoken to, agree that this is the correct interpretation.
Two and a half because of summer. Each semester is 4 and a 1/2 months long.
The tuition/fees are changing as I write this, but these are the current fees/tuition for CSUF as listed on their web site. Undergrad 0-6 units 1,811.50 per semester 6 + units 2,837.50 credential programs 6+ units 3,230.50 grad programs 0-6 units 2,141.50 per semester 6+ 3,404.50 doctoral programs 5,645.50 per semester In looking at these fees/tuition I find it startling how much they have gone up. When I finished my BS there it ran me 90.00 a semester for 6+ units and my last semester in my MA only was about 500.00. I worked my way through college and don't think I could have paid for the tuition today.
For colleges and universities that operate on a regular two semester academic year, the minimum amount of credits for a full-time student is 12 credits per semester. Summer and/or interim sessions are not required.
The typical course load for freshman in college is twelve units per semester. At three units per course that comes out to four courses per semester. Of course there could be a four unit course and then the course load would be thirteen.
It depends on the institution. Some operate on a regular two semester academic year (not including summer and interim sessions), to a lesser degree there are some schools that operate on a tri-semester, or on a quarter semester bases.
A semester is half a year.
For colleges and universities that operate on a regular two semester academic year, the average credit load is 15 credits.
This greatly depends on the institution, so please consult your student handbook. A full-time student might have to take a minimum 9 units or credits to maintain full-time status as an undergrad, and 3-6 units as a grad student. A unit or credit is roughly equivalent to a number of hours per week in the classroom. The typical number of units or credits for an undergrad is 12.
Typically it does for colleges and universities that operate on a unit bases as apposed to a credit system. One unit is typically equivalent to three credits, thus, 8 units would be 24 credits at a college or university the operates on a credit system, and a regular two semester academic year.