Course Load and Selection

A full course load is defined as nine graduate hours. A maximum course load for a full-time student is defined as 18 credits and/or five courses taken during a semester. Credits in excess of the maximum course load must be approved by a graduate advisor.  A part-time course load is defined as registered for at least one course and less than nine hours.

All credits in one semester, regardless of course delivery format, are added in determining full- or part-time status. All summer sessions combine to form one semester.

Students planning a course load during accelerated day, evening, weekend online, or summer terms should be aware of the intensive, condensed time frame for academic content during the short-term sessions.

Students must meet special course restrictions and required prerequisites established by academic departments when selecting classes.

Course Numbering System

Courses numbered 100-499 are taken for undergraduate credit. Courses numbered 500 and above are graduate level/credit courses.