The tables below breaks down how many contact hours or scheduled seat time a summer undergraduate or graduate level class should have based on the duration and number of credits that the course is offered for.

Look for the number of credit hours that a class that the course is offered for in the first column. The number of expected contact or engagement hours for that number is determined by the length of the class.

Note: this chart focuses solely on courses that meet for four weeks or less. A four credit hour class at the undergraduate level requiring a 120 hours of student engagement cannot be taught in a 1 week compressed format.

Undergraduate

Class Credit Hours Length of Class Expected Classroom
Contact Hours
Per Week
Expected Out of Class
Hours Per Week
Total Hours of
Engagement
1 1 week 10 20 30
1 2 weeks 5 10 30
1 3 weeks 3.33 6.66 30
1 4 weeks 2.5 5 30
1 Weekend 10 20** 30
2 1 week 20 40** 60
2 2 weeks 10 20 60
2 3 weeks 6.66 13.33 60
2 4 weeks 5 10 60
3 2 weeks 15 30 90
3 3 weeks 10 20 90
3 4 weeks 7.5 15 90
4 2 weeks 20 40** 120
4 3 weeks 13.33 26.66 120
4 4 weeks 10 20 120
4 (upper division) 2 weeks 15 45** 120
4 (upper division) 3 weeks 10 30 120
4 (upper division) 4 weeks 7.5 22.5 120
5 3 weeks 16.66 26.668 150
5 4 weeks 12.5 27.5 150

** Out-of-class engagement (WEB) hours must be scheduled beyond the scheduled meeting time of the class. For example, a one-credit weekend class must list WEB hours for at least the week following the class to ensure adequate out-of-class engagement hours.

Graduate

Class Credit Hours Length of Class Expected Classroom
Contact Hours
Per Week
Expected Out of Class
Hours Per Week
Total Hours of
Engagement
1 1 week 10 30 40
1 2 weeks 5 15 40
1 3 weeks 3.33 10 40
1 4 weeks 2.5 7.5 40
1 Weekend 10 30** 40
2 1 week 20 60** 80
2 2 weeks 10 30 80
2 3 weeks 6.66 20 80
2 4 weeks 5 15 80
3 2 weeks 15 45 120
3 3 weeks 10 30 120
3 4 weeks 7.5 22.5 120
4 2 weeks 20 60** 160
4 3 weeks 13.33 40 160
4 4 weeks 10 30 160
5 3 weeks 16.66 50 200
5 4 weeks 12.5 37.5 200

** Out-of-class engagement (WEB) hours must be scheduled beyond the scheduled meeting time of the class. For example, a one-credit weekend class must list WEB hours for at least the week following the class to ensure adequate out-of-class engagement hours.