Undergraduate Credit Loads and Overloads

This is an archived copy of the 2020-2021 catalog. Access the most current version of the catalog.

Undergraduate students in good standing may take up to 18 credits in a regular (fall/spring) semester. Students who are on academic probation are limited to 13 credits per regular semester; students who have been academically disqualified are limited to 10 credits per regular semester.

For financial aid and enrollment reporting purposes, AUGUSTmester is included with the fall semester, WINTERmester is included with spring and MAYmester is included with summer. Students may enroll for a maximum of:

FINANCIAL AID TERM COMPONENT TERMS MAX CREDITS COMBINED MAX CREDITS
Fall AUGUSTmester 3 21
Fall semester 18
Spring WINTERmester1 3 21
Spring semester 18
Summer MAYmester 3 17
Summer 6-week session I or II 7 each
Summer 12-week session 14

Students who wish to take more than 18 credits in a regular fall/spring semester (not including AUGUST/WINTERmester) must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Any student in good standing seeking an overload of 19 to 23 credits must get advisor approval; for more than 23 credits, or for any student with less than a 3.0 GPA, the dean of the student's college or school must also approve.

1WINTERmester 2021 no courses offered.