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Academic Load

Full time status is twelve or more semester hours in any academic term.

The limitations below apply to all enrollments or combination of enrollments for the term specified, including campus classes, regional campus classes, online study and enrollment at other institutions. 

The Registrar will not record credits beyond these maximums
Fall/Spring Terms:
A full-time student is one who enrolls in 12 or more credit hours during a fall or spring term.  Students carrying fewer than 12 credit hours are considered part time.  A student who has established superior records may be permitted to enroll for more than 18 hours by the dean of the college of the student's first major.  The absolute maximum load is 21 credit hours.  The Registrar will not record more than this maximum.

Summer Term:  For enrollment verification and financial aid during the summer semester, an undergraduate student must be registered in at least 12 credit hours to be considered a full-time student. Enrolling in more than 12 credit hours is restricted to students who have established a superior academic record. Permission to enroll in more than 12 credit hours during the summer must be granted by the dean of the college of the student’s first major. The absolute maximum summer enrollment is 15 hours. Financial Aid and Enrollment Verification: Please note that, for financial aid, enrollment verification, and loan consideration, full-time status requires a minimum of twelve semester hours in any academic term” (2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog, pg. 51).

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