Normal Load and Overload

A normal load for undergraduate students in good standing is from 12 to 18 credits in the fall and spring semesters, and from 3 to 5 credits in the winter term. A recommended fall or spring load for students after their first term is 14-16 credits. Students who wish to enroll for credit in excess of the maximum study load—18 credits in fall or spring, 5 credits in winter— must petition for approval in advance; additional tuition charges will apply. Approval requires the advisor's signature and is based to a great extent upon the student’s past academic record. Student will be responsible for additional credit charges.

Financial aid eligibility usually requires that a student maintain full-time status, which means that a student be registered for at least 12 credits during the fall semester and at least 12 credits during the spring semester; in addition, varsity athletes, international students, and recipients of Veteran's benefits typically must register for at least 12 credits in the fall, 3 credits in winter, and 12 credits in the spring.