For academic courses, the Music Department follows the guidelines listed in the GVSU Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog - under Academic Policies and Regulations; General Academic Policies.
Ensemble credit and classes with performance lab components are assigned as 1 credit per four hours of rehearsal. Classes with mixed components (academic courses with performance labs) are assigned credits based on the prevalence of activities in the course. This policy follows general university practice for lab courses. All courses must justify credit assignments when sending courses through the curricular approval process.