3.17 Credit Hour Assignment and Course Grading

Responsible Position

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs


Alexandria Technical and Community College credit hours are assigned to conform to commonly accepted practices in higher education. College credit hour assignment complies with the requirements for seeking and participating in Title IV federal financial aid and the accreditation requirements of the Higher Learning Commission. This policy is limited to courses, or assessments, that result in the award of college credit as defined by the federal Department of Education. The policy does not apply to non-credit Customized Training courses. ATCC uses semester credit hours.

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Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 5/5/2021

Next Review Date: May 2024