Course Load

The average course load for matriculated undergraduates is 15–16 credit hours a semester. Should a matriculated student desire to register for more than 19 credit hours, the approval of the appropriate academic adviser must be secured. Students in majors should consult with their faculty adviser, and undeclared students not affiliated with EOP or Muriel A. Howard All-College Honors Program should consult with the coordinator of the Academic Advisement Office, South Wing 100. Students on academic probation or academic warning (below a 2.0 cumulative grade point average) can enroll in a maximum of 15 credit hours. All students should consult with their academic adviser for proper guidance and review for overload. Probationary students seeking an override to their 15 credit limit must make the request at their dean's office.

To graduate in four years (eight semesters), at least 15 credits must be earned each semester to earn the minimum 120 credits required for a degree. Some majors require more than 120 credits.  The course load in January term for students in good standing is a maximum of 7 credit hours.