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(OPE Announcements) Subject: Clock Credit Hour Updates

Posted Date:April 25, 2016

Author: Lynn B. Mahaffie, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation, Office of Postsecondary Education

Subject: Clock Credit Hour Updates

As described in the Electronic Announcement dated September 2, 2011, the Office of Postsecondary Education maintains a website containing Q&As that pertain to the Program Integrity final regulations that were published on October 29, 2010. To address questions concerning implementation of the recently amended clock-to-credit hour conversion regulations published on, October 30, 2015, we recently posted new and revised Q&As to the credit hour portion of this website.

To view these additions and revisions, please visit: click on the applicable topic, and look for the "new" icon next to the Q&As that have been added.

If you have any questions about the information provided on the program integrity Q&A website regarding credit hour, please contact Amy Wilson at 202-453-7003 or via email at

Last Modified: 04/24/2016