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 one of the seven-week AIM terms 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