Student Course Load

 

Students registered for at least 12 hours of credit during the fall and spring terms and for at least 9 hours of credit during the summer term are considered full-time students. Students are advised that overload status may be required as a result of the following conditions and require permission:

  1. Registrations that exceed 18 course hours during the fall and spring terms and over 13 hours during the summer;
  2. Overlapping course hours exceeding 18 hours during fall and spring terms and overlapping course hours exceeding13 hours during the summer term.


Overlapping courses are defined as those which have start and end dates within the standard term (16-week or 10-week). During the fall and spring terms, any overlapping courses totaling more than 18 hours are overload and require permission. Overlapping courses over 13 hours during summer term are overload and require permission. Students must identify the overload course(s) and then secure approval from the faculty advisor, or the appropriate program or discipline chair, division director, campus evening director, or instructional dean.

Students taking a full load of EFL (Academic ESL), which includes skill-based courses in composition, grammar, listening/speaking and reading for a total of 20 credit hours, are not required to obtain overload permission in order to take these four courses.

All students seeking overload approval for 19-20 hours overlapping course hours during fall and spring terms and for 14-15 overlapping course hours during the summer term must secure approval from the faculty advisor, program or discipline chair, division director, campus evening director, or appropriate instructional dean.

All students seeking overload approval for 21 or more overlapping course hours during fall and spring terms and for 16 or more overlapping course hours during summer term must secure approval from the appropriate instructional dean.

See Course Load Regulation in the CPCC Catalog.


Updated March 2011