The normal academic load is 15 hours (five courses) per semester during the regular school year. For purposes of student classification, an academic load of 12 hours or more per semester is full-time.
Requests to Exceed the Normal Load
First-year students are not allowed to take more than 15 hours per semester. After completion of 30 hours, a student who maintains a 3.0 average on a scale of 4.0 may request permission to carry 18 hours (six courses) during any given semester. Final approval is the responsibility of the College dean. Contact the registrar’s office for more information.