Academic Course Load
The average semester load for full-time students is 15 to 18 semester (or credit) hours. Students must carry at least 12 semester hours during Fall and Spring semester and 9 semester hours during Summer semester to be classified as full time.
Academic overloads (19 or more semester hours in one semester) need special approval of the Academic Advising Center. Approval request will be considered only if a student's cumulative GPA is at least 3.00 and a student has already finished at least one semester in advance with a semester GPA of at least 3.00 by completing at least 12 credits. Tuition for full-time students covers 12 to 18 hours. Credits over 18 carry additional tuition charges. Please see Tuition and Fees.