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Course Loads for Full-Time Students


An average student program consists of twelve to fifteen credits. Students who are not on academic probation may take as many as eighteen credits. Students who wish to take more than eighteen credits must request permission from the dean of the school or division. Permission is granted only to students with outstanding records who have compelling reasons for making the request.

Students on probation must limit their programs to twelve credits or less if required by their program. Many forms of financial aid are contingent on full-time student attendance. Ordinarily, a student must register for at least twelve credits to be full-time. Students receiving financial aid should verify their full-time status with the Financial Aid Office, particularly when changing majors.