Course Loads

 

 

Undergraduate Course Load Policy

Fall and Spring Sessions 

Suggested full-time course load is 15-16 semester hours.

Additional tuition is charged for 17 or more hours in fall and spring semesters.

Minimum course load for full-time undergraduate status during the fall and spring semester is 12 semester hours; the minimum course load for full-time graduate status during the fall or spring semester is 7 semester hours.

Students on academic probation may not take more than 13 semester hours.

Approval by dean of major is required to register for more than 18 semester hours.

Winter Session

Only 3 semester hours may be taken during winter semester.

Summer Session

Except in special circumstances, the maximum course load for combined summer sessions is 15 semester hours.

 

Only 3 semester hours may be taken during summer intersession.

A maximum of 6 semester hours may be taken in any summer session.

Minimum course load for full-time undergraduate status during the summer semester is 9 semester hours; the minimum course load for full-time graduate status during the summer semester is 5 semester hours. For financial aid purposes the minimum course load for full-time undergraduate students during the summer semester is 12 semester hours; the minimum course load for full-time graduate students during the summer semester is 9 hours.

Students on academic probation may not take more that 6 semester hours during the summer sessions.

Approval by dean of major is required to register for more than 15 semester hours.

Note:
It is expected that students will spend 5-6 hours per week in course-related work outside of class time in a 3-semester hour course. This means students carrying 15 semester hours may need to spend a minimum of 40-45 hours per week of study outside of class per week