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2013-2014 Catalog

Academic Standards & Policies

Course Load


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Course Load Status

The following table defines a student’s course load status by term and career.

Term

Career

Minimum Semester Hour Requirement for Full-Time Status

Minimum Semester Hour Requirement for Half-Time Status

Fall or Spring Term

GR

9

5

UG & PB

12

6

5-Week Session

GR

4

2

UG & PB

4

2

10-Week Session

GR

7

4

UG & PB

8

4

The course load of a student enrolled in both a 5-week summer session and 10-week summer session is computed by adding the semester hours for the 5-week term to one-half of those taken over 10 weeks and using that total under 5-week term in the table above. Certification of full-time equivalency by the dean is required if the graduate student is registered for less than these specified full-time loads.

Maximum Course Load

The following table defines the maximum course load in semester credit hours for which a student may enroll without approval of the dean of the student’s plan.

Career

Fall or Spring Term

5-Week Session*

10-Week Session

Entire Summer **

Undergraduate

19***

7

13

13

Undergraduate on Probation

13

7

13

13

Graduate or Post-baccalaureate

15

6

12

12

* One-half of a student’s enrollment in 10-week classes should be added to any 5-week enrollment to determine the total load for the 5-week term.

** Only the senior student who is graduating in August may complete a maximum of 15 semester hours for the entire summer with a maximum of 9 semester hours in one 5-week term.

*** A student enrolled for 9 semester hours of student teaching may enroll for a maximum of 13 semester hours.