Undergraduate Course Load
Fall and Spring — Matriculated Students
Matriculated students are limited to a maximum of 18 credits per semester. Normally, a full-time student completes four four-credit courses each semester and is therefore eligible to graduate in four years, having accumulated 128 credits and satisfied all other degree requirements (including a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0). A matriculated student who wishes to register for more than 18 credits per semester (at additional cost) must request that the Office of the Registrar raise his/her credit limit. If the student has under a 3.0 cumulative GPA, that student must obtain approval to raise the credit limit from his/her assigned primary advisor prior to making the request to the Office of the Registrar.
Fall and Spring – Non-Degree Seeking Students
Non-degree seeking students are limited to a maximum of 11 credits per semester for a total of 30 cumulative credits, at which point they may not continue unless they matriculate prior to registration.
All courses are open to all students (matriculated and non-degree seeking) who have met prerequisites, if any. In general, students may register for a maximum of two (2) courses (or 8 credits) per session for a maximum of 16 credits for the entire Summer Session. In unusual circumstances, permission to enroll for more than the maximum noted above may be approved by the assigned advisor or the dean of the school in which the student is majoring.
Winter Session courses are offered only online. In general, students (matriculated and non-degree seeking) may register for a maximum of one (1) course (up to 4 credits) per session. In unusual circumstances permission to enroll for more than the maximum noted above may be approved by the assigned advisor or the dean.
Visiting Non-Degree Seeking Students:
Non-degree seeking students who are visiting from other accredited colleges may enroll for more than 11 credits per semester if they present a Visiting Student form, completed by the home institution, which verifies good academic standing, advisor approval of courses, and the home institution’s raised seal.
Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking Students:
Non-degree seeking students who already possess a bachelor’s degree may enroll for more than 11 credits per semester.