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Graduate & Professional Studies

Credit Hour Policy

Nichols College, a NEASC-accredited institution, recognizes the "Carnegie Unit" as both the measure of a traditional semester credit hour and as the primary measure of degree attainment that may be awarded on the basis of a combination of both formal and informal activities, as well as learning experiences. The Nichols College definition of credit hour follows the definition of credit hour as established by the United States Department of Education, and is consistent with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) guidelines.

This publication provides information concerning the programs at Nichols College and does not constitute a contract with the student.

The policies and procedures contained in the 2019-current Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until otherwise noted. Nichols College reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting the campus community. Such changes are to take effect whenever college officials deem necessary.