The normal course load for fulltime undergraduate students is from twelve to eighteen hours per Fall and Spring semesters, varying with the student's curriculum and scholarship record. To take more than 18 hours, the student must obtain permission from their academic adviser. Students who take more than 21 hours will require permission from their respective Dean, in addition to the academic adviser. The form to request permission is found on Gateway.
For part-time students who have full-time employment, the maximum load is two courses with total credit of six semester hours. To carry more, the part-time student must obtain written permission from their respective Dean.
The maximum course load for Summer sessions is two courses each session; therefore, the maximum for two Summer sessions is four courses and not more than fourteen semester hours. Courses taken in excess of these maxima must have written permission of the Dean. The maximum load for a Maymester or Wintermester course is one course.