The institution employs sound and acceptable
practices for determining the amount and level of credit awarded for courses,
regardless of format or mode of delivery. (Practices for awarding credit)
The University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) uses a credit hour definition based on the historical Carnegie unit that is the norm within the University of South Carolina system as outlined in the Policy Document for Creation and Revision of Academic Courses. Seminar courses, internships, clinical experiences, and other courses that do not share the traditional lecture/laboratory format require the same number of contact or instructional hours as traditional lecture/laboratory classes. Delivery of courses by alternate methods such as distance learning or during flexible semesters (e.g., summer or other interim sessions) are still designed with contact time and content equal to the traditional in-class delivery of courses.