Student Course Load

Undergraduate

Semester Credit Hours 16 Week (Fall/Spring) 10 Week (Summer) 8 Week Session (Fall/Spring/Summer) 5 Week Session (Summer)
Max Load 18 hours 12 hours 9 hours 6 hours
Full Load 12 hours 7 hours 6 hours 4 hours

Enrollment Status Descriptions for Financial Aid: For financial aid purposes, enrollment requirements are the same for every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  Undergraduates must be enrolled in at least 12 undergraduate credit hours to be considered full-time, 9 to 11 undergraduate credit hours to be considered three-fourths time, and 6 to 8 undergraduate credit hours to be considered half-time.  

Loads in excess of the maximum require approval by the academic dean. Loads in excess of 21 hours require approval from the Provost.

Graduate

Semester Credit Hours 16 Week (Fall/Spring) 10 Week (Summer) 8 Week Session 5 Week Session
Max Load 16 hours 12 hours 9 hours 6 hours
Full Load 9 hours 6 hours 5 hours 3 hours

Enrollment Status Descriptions for Financial Aid: For financial aid purposes, enrollment requirements are the same for every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  Graduate students must be enrolled in at least nine graduate-level credit hours to be considered full-time, 7 to 8 graduate-level credit hours to be considered three-fourths time, and 5 to 6 graduate-level credit hours to be considered half-time.

Loads in excess of the maximum require approval by the Director of Graduate Studies.