The unit of credit is the semester hour. One credit hour or unit represents approximately three hours of work a week by a student for one semester. For the student, this typically means one hour of lecture with two hours of preparation or two to three hours of lab with one or fewer hours of preparation.
A student desiring to take more than 18 credit hours or less than 12 credit hours per semester must meet with his/her advisor for approval. A student desiring to take less than a full class load of 12 credit hours per semester also needs to consult the Office of Financial Aid about financial aid eligibility.
LINE OF AUTHORITY
Responsible administrator or office: Academic Affairs
Contact person in that office: VP of Academic Affairs
Approved by President: January 2022