Semester Course Load

It is the student's responsibility to be sure they are enrolled in the correct number of credits by the end of the stated drop/add period. Students can view their # of enrolled/registered credits by term in their Student Planning account. (Go to Self Service - Student Planning - Plan & Schedule).

  • Full-time Undergraduate Student: 12 or more credits per semester. The usual full-time semester load is 15-16 credits.
  • Part-time Undergraduate Student: Fewer than 12 credits per semester. The usual part-time semester load is 6-7 credits. Some federal financial aid programs require 6 or more credits per semester to be eligible.
Note: federal regulations mandate that federal financial aid cannot be awarded for classes that do not count toward a student's degree program. If a student is enrolled in classes that do not count toward their degree, certificate, or other credentials, the classes cannot be used to determine enrollment status for financial aid purposes. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Semester Overload

Students of proven ability, as well as seniors in their last semester, may enroll for more than 18 credits with the permission of the Undergraduate Dean. Send overload requests to: [email protected].

Note: an overload fee is charged for term credits above 18 (fall or spring). See Tuition and Fees information on