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Academic Policies and Procedures - All Campuses


Normal Credit Load

For fall or spring semester or summer term, 12-16 credits is the normal credit load. For January or winter term, 3-5 credits is the normal credit load. This policy is monitored at the point of registration (or at points when changes in registration occur) by the Registrar or Registration Office.

Approval by the Vice President of Academic Affairs is required for loads above 18 credits and will be subject to a per credit overload fee. Students must complete the Higher than 18 Credits Load Petition available from the Registrar or Registration Office or online. Petitions must include the following documentation:

  1. an unofficial transcript of work completed to date;
  2. a written statement explaining the reason for the higher load request including the courses planned for; and
  3. academic advisor’s signature.