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Course Numbering System

Courses numbered below the 100 level cannot be used to satisfy core requirements or general elective requirements and do not count toward graduation requirements, except when required in certificate programs. These courses do count as credits required to meet financial aid satisfactory academic progress requirements if enrollment is required based on placement test scores.

A unit of credit at Great Falls College MSU is defined as three hours of student work per week for a 15 week semester, or an equivalent number of work hours in an instructionally related activity, and/or student study time. Academic credit is awarded based upon this definition, which is consistent with the glossary definition of a credit unit as defined by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.