Course Load

The average course load during a regular academic term is 15 semester credit hours. During the summer session, the normal course load is 6 credit hours.  

Course loads in excess of twenty (20) credit hours per regular semester or ten (10) credit hours during the summer session may be carried only with the approval of the student’s advisor and the appropriate Dean. Course loads of twenty one (21) semester credit hours per regular academic semester or eleven (11) semester credit hours during a summer session may be attempted only with the written approval of the appropriate academic Dean or the Provost. In no case may written approval be granted until the Provost or his/her designee has consulted with the assigned academic advisor.

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