[TACRAO] Listserv Quarter system courses to Semester hours

Jacqueline Hefley jhefley at austinseminary.edu
Tue Nov 19 09:20:37 CST 2013

We value quarter hours at 2/3 a standard semester hour, using the calculation Patricia Leyendecker notes below. We also round down. Our explanation is that rounding up would give the student credit for work that does not exist.

Jacqueline D. Hefley
100 E. 27th Street, Austin, Texas 78705
512-404-4826 |P| 512-479-0738 |F|

From: TACRAO Discussions [mailto:TACRAO at LISTSERV.UTPA.EDU]<mailto:[mailto:TACRAO at LISTSERV.UTPA.EDU]> On Behalf Of Leyendecker, Patricia
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:51 AM
Subject: Quarter Hrs vs. Credit Hours

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving break.

I could use a little more clarification on the conversion from quarter hours to semester.  We convert semester hours to quarter hours by multiplying QH by .67 resulting in a number with a decimal point ( 3 QH X .67 = 2.01 SCH, which to us makes 2 SCH).  More often however; we are converting 4 QH to SCH which results in 4 QH X .67 = 2.68 SCH.  We have always rounded down to the nearest whole number; therefore, this would be 2 SCH.

We have a program coordinator who wants to know why we don't round up if the calculation results in a number where the decimal point is .50 or higher.

Would some of you share how you handle this next step in the Quarter hour to Semester hour conversion?  As far as I know we have never rounded up.


Patricia S. Leyendecker
Director of Admissions and Registrar
Brazosport College
(979) 230-3215

From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Tovar, Velia G
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 4:39 PM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu
Subject: [TACRAO] Listserv Quarter system courses to Semester hours

Hi Everyone,

How does your institution equate  quarter system courses?  Do you round up or down?  Do you give partial credit?  And if so, how does a student satisfy the possible shortage of hours?


Velia Tovar
Enrollment Services Professional
Phone 210.486.5038 | Fax 210.486.9144
Center for Student Information | Alamo Colleges
8300 Pat Booker Rd . | Live Oak, TX 78233
| vtovar at alamo.edu<mailto:rvela63 at alamo.edu> | www.alamo.edu<http://www.alamo.edu/>

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