Normal Student Academic Load
The normal academic load is 15 semester hours (five courses) per semester during the regular school year. For purposes of student classification, an academic load of 9 semester hours or more per semester is considered to be full-time, but 15 are required to graduate in the prescribed timeframe.
Requests to Exceed the Normal Load
First-year students are not allowed to take more than 15 hours per semester. After completion of 30 semester hours, students who maintain a 3.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0 may request permission to carry 18 semester hours (six courses) during any given semester.