Academic load refers to the total number of semester credits for which the student is registered during any one semester.
Twelve semester credits constitute a full academic load for a full-time undergraduate student, while 16 semester credits constitute an average academic load. Students may enroll for 19 credits without special permission. Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or above may enroll for 20 or 21 credits through a petition process with the approval of the University Registrar.
A full-time graduate load is from 6 to 12 credits per semester. Enrollment in more than 12 credits in an academic semester requires the approval of the program director and the University Registrar.