2017-2018 Graduate Academic Catalog

Credit Hour

Lesley University follows federal guidelines in the definition of a credit hour. One credit is awarded for an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by student achievement attained in the equivalent of approximately fifteen (15) contact hours of class time and two hours of out-of-class engaged academic time over a semester or the equivalent over a different period. Thus, a three-credit semester or term course has approximately 37.5 to 45 hours of class time scheduled with approximately two additional hours of coursework expected outside the classroom for each in-class hour.