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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

CatalogUndergraduateAcademic RegulationsCourse Load

Course Load

The maximum credit hours in which a student may enroll in a semester or summer session is governed by the following guidelines.

Fall or Spring Semester
12 hours per semester: Minimum course load required for full-time status
14 hours per semester: Maximum course load for student on academic probation
15 hours per semester: Minimum average course load required each semester to graduate in four years
18 hours per semester: Maximum course load for student in good academic standing or good standing with warning*
21 hours per semester: Maximum course load for student with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Eight Week Terms: Main Campus and Distance Education
6 hours per term: Minimum course load required for full-time status
9 hours per term: Maximum load for each eight-week term*
* Students with a minimum GPA of 2.0 may enroll concurrently in semester-long and eight-week classes for a maximum of 21credit hours.
Summer School**
4 hours for Intersession: Student must be in good academic standing or good academic standing with warning to enroll in Intersession*
8 hours per session: Maximum course load for student with cumulative GPA less than 3.0
10 hours per session: Maximum course load per summer session for student with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
*Enrollment in Intersession does not reduce maximum course loads in any other session or term.
**Students enrolled simultaneously in a combination of courses that include Term V and summer session I and/or summer session II are not permitted to enroll in more than 10 hours simultaneously.

Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 may exceed these course load limits only with written approval of the advisor, department chair, and dean using the Course Overload Form. Such approvals will normally be given only in cases when the overload will enable the student to complete degree requirements in the semester/term for which the overload is requested.

 

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