[TACRAO] Listserv Quarter system courses to Semester hours

Castro, Barbara Barbara.Castro at lsus.edu
Tue Nov 19 09:42:56 CST 2013

We multiply by .6666 and truncate after the second decimal.   4 QH X
.6666 = 2.6664 = 2.66 


From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On
Behalf Of Jacqueline Hefley
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:21 AM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu
Subject: Re: [TACRAO] Listserv Quarter system courses to Semester hours


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|


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From: TACRAO Discussions [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


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


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