Description of Data Element 01089





NAME:         Term Credit Hours Earned                                          



NUMBER:       01089                                                             



FILES/TABLES: RET   SDCF                                                        



INTENT:                                                                         
   Community Colleges Follow-Up Study                                           
   Student Flow, Degree Progress                                                



DEFINITION:                                                                     
   Total credit hours based on the institution's current calendar               
   for which the student earned a passing grade in the term being               
   reported.  Also, includes all non-instructional credit awarded               
   during the term.                                                             



EDIT:                                                                           
   DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE                                     ERROR LEVEL           
   NON-NUMERIC                                            CRITICAL              
        SDCF                                                                    
   FREQUENCY COUNTS WILL BE PERFORMED ON                  FREQUENCY             
        SDCF                                                                    



CODING INSTRUCTIONS:                                                            
   This differs from 'Term Credit Hours for GPA' (01088) in that                
   this element includes the pass/fail courses in which the student             
   earned a passing grade, all non-instructional credit awarded                 
   this term and excludes audits and all credit hours for which the             
   student did not earn a passing grade.                                        



DATABASE INFORMATION:                                                           
   PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 9(2)V9                                                 
   COLUMN NAME:          TERM_CRD_HRS_EARN                                      
   SHORT NAME:           TERMHRS                                                



CREATE-CHANGE DATE:  08/23/95                                                   



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