200.140–CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

Date Revised: September 2015

POLICY
Time on Task
The Professional Certificate Program is based on a quarter-hour, trimester system. A student is expected to spend at minimum 33.75 hours on task to earn one credit. Four-credit classes require a minimum of 135 hours time on task.

The MFA Program is based on a semester-hour system. An MFA Candidate is expected to spend at minimum 45 hours on task to earn one credit.

PROCEDURE
Academic Calendar
The Academic Calendar is located at www.mainemedia.edu and is updated each year in January.

Holidays
Each PC term is 10 weeks in length. The fall term provides a two-day break for Columbus Day, these two days of classes are conducted in week 11. Faculty and students observe no other holidays during the terms. However, the Administrative Offices are closed in observance of designated holidays as outlined in the Employee Handbook.