Semester Hour Course Load

Seventeen semester hours constitute the normal semester course load at the college. In some cases, it may take more than four semesters of 17 semester hours to complete the program requirements. In such situations, summer attendance or an extra semester may be necessary. A student is considered as "full-time" if the semester-hour course load is 12 hours or more.

For many students, a 17-semester-hour course load will be an extremely heavy schedule. New students should consider taking a lighter course load for the first semester. In unusual circumstances, it may be necessary for a student to carry more than the normal course load. Permission to carry such course load may be granted to individual students depending on their academic record and other pertinent factors. Such permission is only granted by a counselor or the dean of Enrollment Services or their designee depending on the proposed course load.