Academic Load Policy
Full-time status for undergraduate students is 12 or more credit hours. Undergraduate students enrolled in fewer than 12 credits are considered part-time for all semesters.
Due to the abbreviated nature of the winter and summer sessions, it is important to understand that three credits taken over the winter session and six credits taken within a single summer session is the equivalent amount of work as a full-time course load during a fall or spring semester.
Fall and Spring Semesters
The typical load for undergraduate students is 15 credit hours per semester. Students who wish to register for more than 19 credit hours require permission from an academic advisor. Repeated coursework will be excluded from GPA calculations per the Repeat Policy.
There are multiple summer session options within the summer term. The maximum enrollment is eight credit hours per summer session and 14 credit hours per summer term. No more than 11 credits may overlap between summer sessions.
The maximum enrollment is five credit hours in the winter session.
Financial Aid and Enrollment Reporting
For the purposes of federal financial aid and reporting to the National Student Clearinghouse, the university will combine the credit hours of enrollment for winter and spring terms to determine academic load.