The average load for undergraduate students is 15 or 16 hours each semester. The maximum load, without special permission, is 18. A student who wishes to register for more than 19-21 hours should make application to the Records and Registration Office. Requests to take more than 21 hours must be approved by the appropriate Dean. A full time undergraduate student is a person who is enrolled in 12 hours of coursework. A graduate student pursuing an undergraduate program must be enrolled in 12 undergraduate credits or a combination of 12 hours of undergraduate and graduate credits to be considered full-time.
A full-time graduate student pursuing a graduate level program of study is one who is enrolled in 9 graduate hours. All summer sessions, combined, are considered a single term in determining enrollment status and financial aid eligibility. The only exception relates to student eligibility for Veteran’s benefits.