Academic Load

Undergraduate Students

Fall/Spring

Hours

Average 15
Full time 12-16
Half time 6-11
Less than half time 5 or fewer
Maximum for students on probation 13
Full time for students with financial assistance 12
Full time for students with veterans' benefits 12
Minimum for international students 12

 

 

May

Hours

Average 3
Full time 4
Maximum number of hours 6

 

 

Summer

Hours

Average 6
Full time
(Financial Aid requires 12 hours for full-time status)
8
 
Maximum recommended number of hours 12

 

 

Graduate Students

Hours

Full time 7 or more
Half time 4-6
Less than half time 3 or fewer

Overload Hours

Students who wish to register for more than the maximum number of hours must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students who wish to take more than 20 credit hours in a regular semester (Fall or Spring) must also have the permission of their academic advisor and the dean of the appropriate school.