The minimum academic load for a regular fall or spring semester
that qualifies a student for full-time status and financial
assistance is 12 semester hours. Incoming freshmen cannot register
for more than 17 credit hours their first semester.
All students are restricted to pre-registering for a maximum of
17 hours. Between semesters or during the first week of classes,
additional hours up to a total of 18 can be added
to a student's fall or spring schedule using a drop-add form if the
following requirement is met:
- Second semester freshmen and all sophomores and juniors are
required to earn a 3.0 GPA the previous term.
- Seniors must have earned a 2.75 GPA the previous term.
A maximum load for one of the seven-week AIM terms during the
summer is usually six hours. Students attending for the
fourteen-week full summer term may take twelve hours.
Preregistration is restricted to twelve hours; students who meet
GPA requirements defined in this policy may register for an
additional three hours of classes with permission from the Academic
Load for Three-week Terms
Students are normally limited to no more than three semester
hours for any three-week term.
The minimum academic load for full-time graduate status is nine
semester hours. The usual semester load is 12 hours. Programs
that operate on a year around schedule with three equal terms
normally require 9 hours per term.