Transferring Hours from a Quarter System

OTC runs on the traditional semester system which breaks the academic year into the fall semester and the spring semester. These semesters are usually about 16 weeks.

The quarter system, however, typically breaks the academic year into three: fall, winter, and spring sessions. These sessions are usually about 10 weeks.

While evaluating transcripts for potential OTC credit, our evaluators must take calculations into mind. Conversion of credit hours is as follows:

3 quarter credits ÷ 1.5 = 2 semester credits

5 quarter credits ÷ 1.5 = 3.3 semester credits


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As of: 03/28/2022