Academic Load

Eight hours of graduate credit for the semester is the standard full-time load. International students enrolled in fewer than eight credit hours should contact the Office of International Students and Scholars.

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 advisor/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, [email protected]. Support of the faculty advisor/program coordinator is required for consideration.

By federal regulation, students must be enrolled in four hours per semester to be considered halftime. For Title IV programs, veteran’s benefits, and loan deferments, the following requirements must be met: Maximum load: 15 hours per semester Full-time load: Minimum of 8 hours per semester Half-time load: 4-5 hours per semester Three-quarter-time load: 6-7 hours per semester.


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