# quarter credits vs semester credits

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Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 8 years experience.

Anyone know how they figure that out if you transfer? I want to take a few courses at Capella, where there are on quarters rather than semesters, that I would like to try transferring to a university that is on a semester tract. I can't seem to get a straight answer. I have a meeting with semester university later in the month. (this is for an MSN-education program)

When I dealt with this, the quarter units were counted as 2.66 and 1.66 of the equivalent number of semester units. You just multiply or divide as appropriate.

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 8 years experience.

I am not quire sure how to do, 20 quarter credits would translate to how many semester hours? 20/1.66=12 semester hours? 20/2.66=7.5 semester hours? I can transfer 6 semester hours into the program I want to do.

Specializes in ICU.

Are they an accredited program? Regionally accredited? That's what you want to look at first. If they are then you should be able to look at which credits transfer. I know here in Indiana there is a website that you just pop in the school you are attending, then the school you want to transfer to, and it will tell you which classes transfer. I think ours is something like IndianaTransfer. Net.

The generally accepted method is that each quarter is = 2/3 of a semester.. making the multiplier 0.67(rounded)....

so 20 quarter hours x 0.67 = 13.4 semester hours.

6 semester hours / 0.67 = 9 quarter hours