Course Load

Semester credit load is determined by the academic adviser in collaboration with the student and in consideration of the demands of the student’s major/program. Twelve or more undergraduate credit hours per semester is considered full-time by the University for certain purposes such as housing regulations and financial aid. If concerned about eligibility for participation in varsity athletics or financial aid programs, students should consult with the Department of Athletics or Office of Financial Aid, respectively.

Payment of the regular full-time tuition covers from 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. A student who wishes to take more than 18 hours in a semester must have the approval of the student’s academic adviser. A student wishing to take a course load of more than 25 credit hours must obtain approval from his/her academic adviser and the Student Academic Standards Committee (SASC) which requires a submission of an appeal. The per-hour tuition rate is charged for any hours beyond 18 semester hours except for approved honors and travel courses.