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Academic Credit Hour Policy

Brookdale Community College Academic Credit Hour Policy complies with regulations set forth by the United States Department of Education and New Jersey Administrative Code Title 9A.

An academic credit hour is 50 minutes and is the measure for awarding credit.  Brookdale awards one credit for 750 minutes of lecture time (50 minutes per week for 15 weeks) complemented by a minimum of 1500 minutes of outside class student work (100 minutes per week for 15 weeks) per term.

One credit of laboratory/studio experience is awarded for a minimum of 1500 minutes (100 minutes per week for 15 weeks) complemented by a minimum of 750 minutes of outside class student work (50 minutes per week for 15 weeks of scheduled lab/studio) per term.  See the full Academic Credit Hour Policy.

Brookdale adheres to the credit hour requirements regardless of instructional mode or length of term.