Full-time undergraduate students must carry a course load of 12 to 18 credit hours or the equivalent each semester. The typical course load is 15 hours. Students wishing to carry more than 18 credit hours must receive permission from the appropriate college dean prior to registration. Failure to carry at least 12 credit hours may jeopardize housing, financial aid status, athletic eligibility, and health insurance.
Undergraduate students wishing to carry a course load of more than 14 credit hours during the summer must obtain permission from the appropriate college dean prior to registration.
It is recommended that students not carry semester courses during the session in which they enroll in student teaching.
Full-time graduate study for master's degree and CAGS students is defined, for academic purposes only, as being enrolled in nine or more graduate credits in a given semester. To be considered full-time, postbaccalaureate program students must carry a course load of at least 12 credits each semester, as defined above.
Full-time graduate students may register for up to 15 credits during the fall and spring semesters, and up to six credits during each of the two summer sessions. Students wishing to register for more than the maximum credit load must receive permission in writing from their graduate adviser and program coordinator.
Note to all students: Intersession credits are included in the spring semester in determining the student's time status.
Last Modified: November 9, 2010