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Academic Load

Full-time = 8 credit hours

Part-time = 4 credit hours


Eight hours of graduate credit for the semester is the standard full-time load. International students enrolled in less than eight credit hours should contact the Office of International Students.
Graduate students may not enroll in more than 15 hours for any semester without prior permission from the Office of Records and Registration. Support of the faculty adviser/program coordinator is required for consideration. If students seeking professional teaching certificates or additional endorsements need to take more than the maximum allowable number of credit hours, they may do so by contacting the Office of Records and Registration, 303 Pierce Hall. Support of the faculty adviser/program coordinator is required for consideration for these students, as well.
By federal regulation, students must be enrolled in four hours per semester to be considered half-time. For Title IV programs, veterans' benefits, and loan deferments, the following requirements must be met:

For more information about enrollment requirements, please read the Information available on the Office of Financial Aid website: