Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the rules for maximum course load per term?

    The maximum academic load for each semester for full-time students is five (5) course-credits, which includes courses taken in Continuing Education as well as off campus.

    Requirements for taking a fifth course-credit are:
    a. an overall QPA greater than or equal to 2.70.
    b. successful completion of at least 16 course-credits.
    c. at least one semester of four (4) course-credits completed for students who transferred 16 or more course credits.
    d. completion of three of the four (4) previous semesters with four (4) course credits.

    Students must complete the request form located in the Office of the Registrar. Students not meeting the policy requirements and therefore denied permission, may appeal to their major Department Chair prior to the end of the Course Add/Drop period. Department chairs may grant exceptions to the above stipulations in special circumstances.