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Course Load and Overload

Course Load

Students should consider their course load when planning their semester.  Below are some classification terms you will need to know:

Full-Time: A student enrolled for 12 or more credit hours in a fall or spring.

Three-Quarters Time: A student enrolled in 9 – 11 credit hours in fall or spring.

Half-Time:  A student enrolled in 6-8 credit hours in fall or spring.

Part-Time: Any student enrolled for fewer than 12 credit hours in fall or spring.

Typically, an “average” course load for a student during the fall and spring terms is 15 credit hours and 6 credit hours during the summer.

Overload

Students should not take more than the maximum hours allowed each semester:

  • Students may not take more than 21 credit hours for a 16-week term
  • Students may not take more than 9 credit hours for a 8-week term
  • Students may not take more than 21 credit hours for a 16-week term
  • Students may not take more than 9 credit hours for a 8-week term
  • Students may not take more than 10 credit hours during the summer session

Obtaining Overload Permission

Students may not exceed these maximums unless they have received permission for an overload from an academic advisor. The student must complete a time management plan and is expected to have carried a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level courses during the previous semester and earned a semester  GPA of at least 3.0 or higher.

 

As of: 04/16/2019

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