Course Load

  • Carleton’s academic year is comprised of three 10-week-long terms. 
  • The standard course unit is six credits, and students normally carry three courses, or 18 credits, per term. However, you may take as few as 12 and as many as 22. 
  • With special permission of the Academic Standing Committee, you may carry up to 24, although such heavy course loads are discouraged.

Academic Regulations

More information about the above and other policies can be found on the Campus Handbook website, under Academic Regulations and Procedures. This is the publication of record in matters regarding academic policies.

Carleton College is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to the Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.