Semester Credit Hour Load

To be considered a full-time undergraduate student by the university for the fall, spring, and summer terms,  a student must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each term. These numbers are the university’s definition of full-time status for undergraduates seeking financial aid. Some degree programs require more than 12 credits per term.

In general, undergraduate students may take no more than 18 credits in the fall or spring terms and no more than 14 credits in a summer term. Superior students may exceed these limits with written permission from the dean addressed to the Office of the Registrar. Some academic programs require more credits as a matter of course, but schools may further limit the number of credits for students who have performed poorly in past semesters.

Graduate students must take at least 8 credit hours to be full time in the fall, spring, and summer terms.

University College probationary students will be limited to a maximum of 12 credit hours per regular semester and urged not to take more than 6 credit hours per summer term. Other schools limit probationary or re-admitted students until they have established good academic records