Course Load

Course Load

Course load and overload options

Each full-time undergraduate student must register for a minimum of twelve (12) credits each regular semester. This is the course load required of full-time undergraduates. 

Overload is defined as registering for more than twelve (12) credits for a regular semester, as a full-time undergraduate. There are restrictions on when and how a full-time undergraduate may register for an overload: 

  1. Full-time undergraduates on academic probation may register for a maximum of thirteen (13) credits and/or semester hours for the semester(s) they are on probation. 
  2. A full-time undergraduate who has not completed, with passing grades, all the courses below the 100 level he/she is required to take, may register for a maximum of sixteen (16) credits. 
  3. Only full-time undergraduates, who have passed the All University Requirement courses and all courses below the 100 level which may have been required, are eligible to register for more than sixteen (16) credits, according to the following standards:
    1. CGPA* 
      Overload Permitted for a Regular Semester 
    2. BETWEEN 2.5 AND 3.5 
      Maximum of 19 credits, with permission of the dean** 
    3. ABOVE 3.5 
      Maximum of 22 credits, with permission of the dean** 
      * Cumulative Grade Point Average
      ** With permission of the dean of the college in which the student has been accepted into a major program, or for students not yet accepted into a major, by the Dean of the William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences
    4. A maximum of six (6) credits and/or semester hours is allowed per summer session. No overload is allowed during summer sessions. 
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