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Policy Title
Undergraduate Course Load
Policy Description
While the normal course load for an undergraduate student is 15 to 17 hours per semester during the fall or spring, a full-time course load may range from 12 to 18 hours. In determining course load, freshmen, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should take into consideration high school performance, ACT/SAT scores, high school grade-point average, and the amount of time available to apply to the academic course work. A continuing student with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher may take a course overload of up to 21 hours. A student with less than a 3.00 grade-point average must request approval for an overload from the Undergraduate Petitions Committee.

An undergraduate student may not enroll for more than six hours in summer session A (Maymester). A student may enroll in a total of 14 hours in session B. Sessions C and D each have a 7-hour maximum. However, the total hours taken during B, C, and D sessions may not exceed 14.

Policy Procedures
SIS codes will not allow students to register for more than a certain number of hours in the spring and fall semesters. Summer registration is scanned by the Office of Records and Registration to catch overloads in the various sessions.
Policy Author(s)
Academic Leadership Council
Effective Date
April 2009
Review Date
May 2009
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