Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Credit Load

Fall and Spring Semesters
Students may attend full-time or part-time as either matriculated or non-degree students.  They may attend day, evening, or weekend sessions in any combination.
A full-time student is one registered for 12 or more equated credits in a semester; six must be degree credits (three in the case of first-time freshmen). Equated credits are generally the same as degree credits except for courses below the 100 level. In courses below the 100 level, equated credits are equivalent to the contact hours of the course. 

Students on academic warning or probation may not register for more than 14 credits per semester.
Students with a GPA of 2.0 - 3.0 are permitted to register for 18 credits.
Students with a GPA of 3.1 - 3.49 are permitted to register for 20 credits.
Students with a GPA of 3.5 - 4.0 are permitted to register for 22 credits.
Students with less than a 3.0 (B) average and/or fewer than 30 credits who wish to take more than 18 credits must request permission.  If students wish to request exemptions to the policy (e.g. requesting more credits than GPA would permit), the Registrar’s office will direct the student to her/his major department chair, program coordinator, or embedded advisor for consideration.  Students majoring in Business will be directed to the Dean’s Office of the School of Business.  The Honors’ program coordinators will make decisions about overloads for their students.  Students who have not declared a major will be sent to CAAS.
Summer and Winter Sessions
For summer session, students may register for a total of eight credits (two courses).  Students with a 3.0 GPA, or above, may register for more than two courses, in total, and may register for two in the same session.
For winter session, students may register for only one course.  For winter session, students with a 3.0 GPA, or above, may register for two courses.
If students wish to request exemptions to the policy, the Registrar’s office will direct the student to her/his major department chair, program coordinator, or embedded advisor for consideration.  Students majoring in Business will be directed to the Dean’s Office of the School of Business.  The Honors’ program coordinators will make decisions about overloads for their students.  Students who have not declared a major will be sent to CAAS.
Visiting students will have no limit on the number of summer and winter courses.