Course Load

The normal course load for fall and spring semesters is 16 credits. During the first semester at the university, a first-year student is limited to 17 credits. Students may take no more than the number of credits listed below without endorsement of their faculty advisor and approval of the relevant dean. Students are advised to seek this approval before registration begins.

Credit Limits 

  • Fall semester: 21 credits
  • January term: 4 credits
  • Spring semester: 21 credits
  • Summer term: 16 credits (8 credits per summer session) 


Students on academic probation may register for no more than 16 credits.