Aug 20, 2019  
Catalog/Handbook 2015-2016 
    
Catalog/Handbook 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Maximum and Minimum Course Load


During Terms 1, 2, and 3 (fall, spring, and summer), the minimum course load per term for full-time students is 12 semester hours. Enrollment in fewer than 12 credits is considered a part-time load. The average academic load during terms 1 or 2 is 15 semester hours.

The maximum course load during terms 1 and 2 is 20 semester hours per term, and 15 semester hours for the summer (term 3). However, the maximum number of credit hours cannot be taken in one accelerated term. Students maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and who have completed at least 15 semester credits, may exceed the credit maximums with the approval of the Dean of Student Services. Those wishing to appeal this regulation are required to do so prior to the first regular registration day.

Students who plan to work while attending school are encouraged to adjust their schedules accordingly and register for classes early in the registration period in order to maximize scheduling options.