A full-time student is one who enrolls for 12 or more semester credits during fall or spring term. The normal load for full-time students is 12 to 18 semester credits, depending on the program, not including activity credit. Students must have special permission to enroll in excess of 20 credit hours except where more than 20 hours are required in a specific curriculum. A student desiring to have 12 or more semester credits recorded in a given semester will be considered a full-time student. A full-time student cannot, by taking examinations for credit, cause a reduction of status to a part-time student.
- A part-time student is one who enrolls for less than 12 semester credits during fall or spring term.
- A full-time student for summer term is one who enrolls in six or more semester credits. Since the summer is the equivalent of half a regular semester, a reasonable student load is no more than nine semester credits.