5.13.2 Scholastic Load

A. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to establish the minimum credit-hour load required for full-time student status.

B. Persons Affected

This policy applies to students.

C. Definitions

N/A

D. Policy and Procedures

The minimum credit hour load to be considered a full-time undergraduate student is 12 semester hours during a fall or spring semester or four semester hours during a regular summer session. The minimum credit hour load to be considered a full-time graduate student is nine semester hours of graduate level courses during a fall or spring semester or three hours during a regular summer session.

The maximum credit hour load for undergraduates is 18 hours during a regular semester and six hours during a summer term and three hours during intersession. For graduate students, the maximum credit hour load is 12 hours during a regular semester, six hours during a summer term, and three hours during intersession. Exceptions to these load maximums must be approved in writing by the dean of the college in which the student is pursuing a major. Such approval must be obtained prior to enrollment for the semester or term in question.

E. Responsibilities

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is over this policy.

F. Review

This policy shall be reviewed every five years by the following stakeholders:

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Faculty Senate President

Registrar

ORIGINALLY APPROVED:  12/01/2001

LAST AMENDED:  04/22/2009