Academic Standards & Policies
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|
|UG & PB||4||2|
|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 on Probation||13||7||13||13|
|Graduate or Postbaccalaureate||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.