Fall 2014 Undergraduate Catalog
Academic Policies

Academic load

The academic load of a full-time undergraduate student will not be fewer than 12 hours at any time. A full-time student normally should be registered for 15-16 hours per semester. Enrollment for more than 18 hours requires the approval of the student's college office.

Students who maintain an academic load of 15-16 hours per semester will make progress toward a timely degree completion and will advance in class standing each year, allowing them such benefits as priority for class registration and student housing. A full-time student who drops enough hours to become a part-time student is eligible to remain in University-owned housing and to retain membership in University organizations; however, the student is subject to the following restrictions:

  1. Ineligibility for intercollegiate athletics;
  2. Possible reduction of financial aid awards.

See also "Enrollment status."