Semester Course Load Information

12, 9-11, 6, and 17. All of these numbers are important when it comes to your course load. Here's a closer look at what they (and other numbers!) mean.

Course Loads

All undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester to be considered full-time, between 9-11 credits per semester to be considered three-quarter time, and at least 6 credits per semester to be considered half-time.

All international students are required to enroll in at least 12 credits per semester in residence.

Undergraduate students may take up to 17 credits in the fall and spring semesters as part of a normal full-time course load.

Summer Modules

Undergraduate students may take a maximum of 16 credits during an entire summer semester but may not exceed eight credits in any one or combination of the following sets of summer modules: Module A, Module 1, and Module 3; or Module A, Module 2, and Module 3.

Excess Course Petition

Permission is required to exceed the normal full-time course load in any one term for all undergraduate students. There is, however, one exception to this policy:

  • Undergraduate students who have been in residence at the University for two full semesters (not including summer) and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the institution may register for a maximum of 18 credits during the fall and spring semesters only.

Tuition Information

For a current listing of full-time, part-time, and excess tuition rates, please visit Student Accounts Services