Questions and Answers image

High School Credits

Q. About how many hours of high school work equals one credit hour for a transcript?

A. There are several acceptable ways to calculate a high school credit hour. Your teen could complete a high-school-level text–not every problem or page–but at least 75% of the book. It should take about one year to complete.

Or your high school student could complete approximately 120-150 hours of work in a subject. This is equivalent to 50 minutes per day, five days per week, for 36 weeks.

The lower number of hours is usually calculated for an elective. Most electives receive ½ credit because they are not as intensive as a mathematics, English, or science course which receive a full credit. Also, some electives only last half a year. If that’s the case, you could have two ½ credits for two different electives. However, you should never count the same course twice or list it in two different places on a transcript.

*Text HEAV to 88588 to get a text reminder when the Update is published on Wednesdays!

Like This Series?

Get the next one delivered right to your inbox!
Subscribe now!
Recent Posts
Sticks, Stones, and Chicken Bones How can HSLDA help me? Join today!
Free Homeschool Deals Homeschool Foundation
Little Learning Lovies vex_robotics
Scroll to top

join the family

Subscribe to our communications and get a free Beginner Bundle!

Skip to content