# How many credits do you need to transfer to a Cal State?

## How many credits do you need to transfer to a Cal State?

60

## How do you calculate credit hours?

You need to have a certain number of contact hours (hours spent in a classroom), to earn your credit hours. One credit hour is equal to 15 to 16 hours of instruction. Your credit hours are calculated over the full semester, which is generally 16 weeks. Most lecture and seminar courses are worth 3 credit hours.

## How many hours is 3 credits?

What is a Credit Hour?Credits to be earnedHours per week, 7-week courseHours per week, 8-week course1 credit6 hours5 hours3 credits18 hours16 hours6 credits36 hours32 hours12 credits72 hours63 hours

## Is 17 units a lot?

Nope, that’s perfectly doable. I usually enrolled in about 16–17 credit hours each semester. 17 credit hours means you will be in class 17 hours a week, but will have about 34-41 additional hours of reading and homework each week.

## How many hours is 3 units?

A unit represents approximately three hours of work per week. Thus a 3 unit course will probably require 9 hours of work per week, a 5 unit course will require 15 hours per week, and so forth.