Academic Course Load

Each student’s load will be determined in consultation with the student’s advisor. For traditional undergraduate students, sixteen hours per semester is a normal university load. Students who carry fewer hours may find it necessary to extend the number of semesters required to earn their degree. Ordinarily, first-semester freshman will register for no more than 16 hours. Provisional students will be limited to 14 or 15 hours. No student may enroll for more than 20 hours, except by special permission of the student’s faculty advisor and the registrar.

Degree-completion and graduate student load differs by program as does recommended credit hours per semester. Please see Full Time Status for more information.