The minimum academic load for a regular, fall or spring semester
that qualifies a student for full-time status and financial
assistance is 12 semester hours. Incoming freshmen cannot
register for more than 17 credit hours their first semester.
All students are restricted to pre-registering for a maximum of
17 hours. Between semesters or during the first week of
classes, additional hours up to a total of
18 can be added to a student's fall or spring schedule using a
Drop/Add form if the following requirement is met:
- Second semester freshmen and all sophomores and juniors are
required to earn a 3.0 GPA the previous term.
- Seniors must have earned a 2.75 GPA the previous term.
A maximum load for each seven-week AIM term during the summer is
usually six hours. Students attending for the fourteen-week
full summer term may take 12 hours. Preregistration is
restricted to 12 hours; students at the A.P. White Campus in
Colombia who meet GPA requirements defined in this policy may
register for an additional three hours of classes with permission
from the Academic Affairs Office.
Load for Three-Week Terms
Students are normally
limited to no more than three semester hours for any three-week
The minimum academic load for full-time master's level graduate
status is nine semester hours, and the minimum academic load for
full-time doctorate level graduate status is six semester