Degree Credit

Award of Norwich University Credit

  • Credit hours and grade points shall be awarded only for those university courses for which a student is properly registered. 
  • Credits, not grade points, for approved courses taken by a Norwich student at other accredited institutions may be transferred, subject to the residence requirement and provided grades earned are C or better for credit toward a baccalaureate degree and B or better for credit toward a master's degree.
  • Federal regulation defines a credit hour as an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institution established equivalence that reasonably approximates:
    1. Not less than - one hour of classroom, or direct faculty instruction, and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week, for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or
    2. At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) above for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

Credits for Graduation

Graduation requirements are measured in courses and credits. Courses and credits required for graduation are specified in the Programs of Study for each curriculum. Students should consult the Programs of Study to be sure they are meeting the graduation requirements.