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Course Loads

Twelve semester hours is considered full-time status for undergraduates. An undergraduate student must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours to qualify for full-time certification to any organization.

Full-time undergraduates normally take five courses per semester. Since a majority of courses carry three hours of credit with some carrying four hours of credit, a normal course load is 15 or 16 hours per semester. To complete most undergraduate degrees in four years, students should plan to carry 15 or 16 hours per semester.

Undergraduates may not take more than 18 hours per semester except with the approval of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, 132 McIver. Students who have cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 may be authorized, in special circumstances and at the discretion of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, to carry a maximum of 21 hours of course work.

This page was last updated on July 18, 2011.