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Academic Load

Undergraduate Load

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.


Summer Load

A maximum load for each seven-week AIM term during the summer is usually six hours.  Students attending for the fourteen-week full summer term may take 12 hours.  Preregistration is restricted to 12 hours; students at the A.P. White Campus in Colombia who meet GPA requirements defined in this policy may register for an additional three hours of classes with permission from the Academic Affairs Office.  


Load for Three-Week Terms

Students are normally limited to no more than three semester hours for any three-week term.


Graduate Load

The minimum academic load for full-time master's level graduate status is nine semester hours, and the minimum academic load for full-time doctorate level graduate status is six semester hours.   



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