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Unit Shaving

The former practice of “unit shaving” or unit adjustment is no longer available. Courses are offered for the number of units that are listed in the Time Schedule. A course that is listed in the Time Schedule as being offered for five units can only be taken for five units. Courses offered for a range of units (e.g., three, four, or five units) can be taken for the number of units chosen by the student. See the University policy concerning "Amount of Work" in the Stanford Bulletin concerning University expectations for the relationship between work and units of credit.