Units of Credit Policy

Custodian of Policy: Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Effective Date: Current

Last Review: Spring 2022

Next Review: Spring 2029


The unit of credit at Minnesota State University Moorhead is the semester hour. One semester credit is equivalent to 50 minutes of class time for each week of the semester term. The semester term at MSUM is normally 16 weeks long, including final examination periods.

For transfer students, one-quarter hour of credit is equivalent to .667 semester hour credits. One course unit from schools using the 4-1-4 plan is considered equivalent to four semester hour credits, except where the school issuing such credit assigns a different value.