Academic Regulations & Procedures

Credit Maximum and Minimum

No student shall be allowed to be registered for fewer than 12 credits for the term (therefore, a student carrying 17 credits would not be allowed to drop a six credit course). Permissible maximum credit loads without prior approval of the Academic Standing Committee (ASC) are 22 credits for the term. The ASC will consider petitions from students for up to 24 credits per term; normally a B average is required. First-year students are not eligible for an overload, except in cases involving participation in musical and theatrical groups.

See also academic load and petitions.

For: Faculty, Students

Last Reviewed: September 9, 2021

Maintained by: Office of the Provost