Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Academic Credit Load

Fall and Spring Semesters

Students may attend full-time or part-time as either matriculated or non-degree students.  Students enrolled for 12 or more credits (or equated credits) are designated full-time; six must be degree credits (three in the case of a first year student). Students enrolled for fewer than 12 credits (or equated credits) are designated part-time. 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 may attend day, evening, or weekend sessions in any combination.

The maximum number of credits allowed is determined by GPA. The eligible credit load is as follows:

 GPA Maximum Number of Credits Allowed
 Academic Warning or Probation (GPA below 2.0)  14 credits
GPA of 2.0 - 3.0 18 credits
GPA of 3.1 - 3.49 20 credits
GPA of 3.5 - 4.0 22 credits

Exemptions to the Policy

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 their 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 Session
For summer session, students may register for a total of eight credits (two courses).  Students with a GPA of 3.0 or above, may register for more than two courses, in total, and may register for two in the same session.  Visiting students have no limit on the number of summer courses.

Winter 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 winter courses.