3.05 Course Load Policy
For purposes of federal financial aid, a student:
registered for 12 credit hours or more taken during fall or spring term is considered full-time.
- taking 9 credit hours during fall or spring term is designated part-time.
- taking 6 credit hours is considered half-time.
Any credit hours over 18 during a fall or spring term, or any credit hours over 13 during summer term, are overload hours. You will need to get permission to overload:
You must get approval from the faculty advisor, program chair, associate dean, or appropriate instructional dean to take an overload of 19-20 credit hours during a fall or spring term, or to take an overload of 14-15 credit hours during a summer term.
Students must obtain overload approval from their program of study associate dean or dean to register for 21 to 28 credit hours during fall or spring terms, or for 16 to 20 hours during a summer term.
Students are not allowed to register for more than 28 hours during fall or spring terms, or 20 hours during summer term unless approved by the respective Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. For purposes of State tuition charges, a maximum tuition charge is applied at 16 credit hours per semester, regardless of the number of hours taken in excess of 16 hours.
Changes approved by the Board of Trustees on May 6, 2020
Changes approved by Cabinet on April 8, 2013; September 20, 2021 (approved by Academic Affairs Council September 14, 2021)
Modified on August 26, 2010