Academic Load Regulations

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.