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.

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.