Maximum Course Load

DAY DIVISION

A student enrolled in the day division may not register for more than sixteen credit hours in a fall or spring semester or for more than nine credit hours in a summer session without permission of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. In accordance with ABA Standards, all students are prohibited from registering for coursework that exceeds 20 percent of the total credit hours required for graduation.

EVENING DIVISION

A student enrolled in the evening division may not register for more than twelve credit hours in a fall or spring semester or for more than seven credit hours in a summer session without permission of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Permission will not be granted for a student enrolled in the part-time division to register for more than thirteen credit hours in a fall or spring semester or for more than eight credit hours in a summer session.

CORRECTION OF EXCESSIVE COURSE LOADS

A student who enrolls for more than the permissible number of hours will be withdrawn from a course or courses until his or her registration complies with the maximum load requirements. The choice of courses from which the student will be withdrawn is in the sole discretion of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. If the overload is not discovered until after grades have been given for the courses, the Academic Standards Committee may withdraw the student from a sufficient number of courses in that semester or session to bring the course load into compliance. 

Amended by vote of the Faculty May 2, 2016.