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Policy Title :
Course Overload Policy
Policy Number :
II-B.21
Responsible Party :
Academic Affairs
Effective Date :
02/12/2013
Revised Date :
06/03/2018

Purpose

This policy stipulates the number of student credit hours allowed per regular semester for both part-time and full-time graduating and non-graduating students. The policy also explains under which circumstances students may be permitted to register for additional credit hours during an academic semester.

Statement :

In a regular semester, part-time and full-time graduating and non-graduating students are governed by the following conditions.

  1. Non-graduating student

    1. A full-time student admitted and enrolled in a degree program normally registers for 15 to 20 credits. The maximum load is 20 credits per semester.
    2. Under special circumstances, a student with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better may secure the permission of his Dean to register for up to 22 credits in a regular semester.
    3. A part-time student admitted and enrolled in a degree program normally registers for 12-13 credits. A part-time student with senior standing and a CGPA of 3.25 and above is eligible to register for up to 14 credits.
  2. Graduating students

    1. A graduating full-time student in his/her last semester (or only has an internship in the next semester) is eligible to register up to 22 credit hours during the same semester if his CGPA is between 2.5 and 3.24. A graduating full-time student with a CGPA of 3.25 and above is eligible to register 24 credit hours.
    2.  A graduating part-time student in his/her last semester (or only an internship in the next semester) with a CGPA of 2.5 and above is eligible to register up to 15 credit hours.
    3. The university reserves the right to reduce the course load of any student who registers for more than 19 credit hours without producing a Course Overload form.
    4. In the summer semester, students are usually allowed up to 9 credit hours. A graduating student can increase his/her credit hours up to 14 according to the Dean’s signature. The above will take effect on or before the Add and Drop period.