Course Load Policy
A student should complete an average of 15 credit hours each Fall and Spring semester to complete a bachelor's degree in four academic years. Enrollment in more than 18 credit hours in a Fall or Spring semester requires advance approval, which can be requested through an Academic Petition.
Enrollment in the Summer semester is optional; the maximum load for an undergraduate student enrolled in the Summer semester is seven credit hours per half term for a total of 14 credit hours. Enrollment in more than seven credit hours in a Summer half-term or 14 credit hours in a Summer semester requires advance approval, which can be requested through an Academic Petition.
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Before submitting an Academic Petition, students should consider the following:
- What courses am I currently registered for, and what course do I want to add?
- Have I maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher?
- Have I discussed adding more than 18 credits to a semester with my Academic Advisor? What is my Academic Advisor's recommendation?