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Update on College-Level Clock Hours and Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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A number of Graduate School USA Evening and Weekend courses are designed with the same rigor as college-level clock hour courses.

Evaluation and Grades: Grades of “A” through “F” are assigned to college-level clock hour courses for which courses offered for Continuing Education Units only are graded on a pass/fail basis.

Evening and Weekend Programs offers Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses, which provide a nationally recognized unit that certifies participation in non–academic credit continuing education programs. One Continuing Education Unit is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an approved and organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. When appropriate, a decimal fractional part of a Continuing Education Unit may be awarded, but not less than 0.5 CEU per course. For purposes of this policy, Continuing Education Units are considered to be inclusive of CPEs (Continuing Professional Education Units), PDUs (Professional Development Units), and CLUs (Continuing Learning Units). Both the college-level clock hour courses and the CEU courses provide a nationally recognized permanent record of lifelong learning experiences.

“Note: Accreditation does not provide automatic acceptance by an institution of credit earned at another institution, nor does it give assurance of acceptance of graduates by employers. Students should contact the receiving institution to help determine whether credits are transferrable. Acceptance of credit or graduates is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. For these reasons, besides ascertaining the accredited status of an institution or program, students should take additional measures to determine, prior to enrollment, whether their educational goals will be met through attendance at a particular institution. Those measures should include inquiries to institutions to which transfer might be desired or to prospective employers, as well as any private or governmental entity responsible for licensing or certifying graduates to work in the field for which the educational program is intended” U.S. Department of Education Website