2013-2014 Student Handbook

Academic Policies

Course Load

  • The course load (academic load) refers to the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled for a given semester. All undergraduate students registered for at least 12 credit hours during a fall or spring semester, eight credit hours during a Summer II or III summer session, or four credit hours during a Summer I or IV summer session are classified as full-time students. Summer classification status is defined differently for financial aid purposes. The maximum number of credit hours for which a student can register is determined by the college of his or her major. Consult the Undergraduate Studies catalog or Class Schedule Catalog for information regarding maximum course load.