UAA academic policy has the following minimum contact times: Most lecture/discussion courses require a minimum of 750 minutes of contact time and a minimum of 1,500 minutes completed outside the classroom to award one credit. Some courses require more than 750 minutes of contact time and more than 1,500 minutes completed outside the classroom. Other types of classes require 1,500 minutes of contact time, 2,250 minutes of contact time or more in order to award one credit.
One contact hour is defined as 50 minutes of contact time. Courses scheduled for less than a full semester may not be offered for more than one credit each week. One continuing education unit (CEU) may be granted for satisfactory completion of ten contact hours of classroom instruction or for 20 contact hours of laboratory or clinical instruction. Alternative learning modes are subject to the instructional objectives and outcomes of comparable, traditionally taught courses, but standards may differ.