A full-time undergraduate student is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per semester. A part-time undergraduate student is enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours per semester. The typical full-time undergraduate course load is 12 to 18 credit hours each semester. Students should take between 30 and 33 hours annually to graduate in four years. In the fall and spring semesters, the maximum number of credit hours in which an undergraduate may enroll is 18. During the summer semester, the maximum number of credit hours allowed during a six-week term is 9, and the maximum number of credit hours allowed during a 10 -week term is 15. The total of combined summer sessions cannot exceed 15 hours. Semester overload permission from the undergraduate student's academic advisor is required to enroll for more than the maximum allowable hours.
During the fall or spring semesters, a full-time graduate student is enrolled in 9 or more credit hours, and a part-time graduate student is enrolled in fewer than 9 credit hours. Enrollment in 9 credit hours in any combination of summer terms is considered full-time.