Allowable Credit Loads (Undergraduate)

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Category Name: Student
Responsible Unit: Academic Advisement
Responsible Cabinet Member: VP for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Adoption Date: June 2009
Last Revision Date:
Last Review Date:

Policy Statement

This policy refers to the maximum credit load allowed for undergraduate students in a semester based on Academic Class.




 There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures

Allowable Credit Loads:

At the undergraduate level, students must carry a minimum of 12 credits to be classified as a full- time student. Whether a student is designated as part-time or full-time is important in the area of financial assistance involving various grants, loans, and scholarships that may depend on full- time status. As mentioned under "Academic Class," 15 credits per semester is considered a normal course load, although students may register for up to 18 without special permission. Beyond 18, the Office of Registration and Records manually applies the guidelines listed below to determine whether or not a student is eligible.

Allowable Credit Load Table
Class Status Completed Credits Completed Minimum GPA Maximum Allowed
Freshman 0-14   18
Freshman 15-23 3.00 19
Sophomore 24-53 2.75 19
Junior 54-83 2.50 20
Senior 84-98 2.00 20
Senior 99 or more 2.00 21

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History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date June 2012 Three-year review
Adoption Date June 2009 Policy Adopted
Draft Review Date Draft Policy under 30-day Campus Review


Last Updated 10/14/22