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Credit Assignment Policy

New York State Definition of Credit Hour

The Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education further state in NYCRR 52.2 “Standards for the Registration of Undergraduate and Graduate Curricula” under the section on “Curricula and Awards”

“(4) A semester hour of credit may be granted by an institution for fewer hours of instruction and study than those specified in subdivision (o) of section 50.1 of this Subchapter only:

  1. when approved by the commissioner as part of a registered curriculum; or
  2. when the commissioner has granted prior approval for the institution to maintain a statement of academic standards that defines the considerations which establish equivalency of instruction and study and such statement has been adopted by the institution.”