HoursA semester hour consists of one hour (50 minutes) of class work or a minimum of two hours of laboratory work per week for a regular semester. One course is often 3 semester hours.
Full-time To be considered a full-time student, you must enroll in 12 or more total hours during a fall or spring semester and 6 or more hours during the summer semester. An example of a full-time student in the fall would be a student taking 4 courses of 3 credit hours each, for a total of 12 credit hours.
Maximum Load The maximum load that an undergraduate student will normally be permitted to carry is 18 semester hours during a regular semester or nine hours during a summer or eight-week session. A student who has attained an overall grade point average of 3.00 and has completed a minimum of 15 semester hours will be permitted to enroll in 21 semester hours during a regular semester or 10 semester hours during a summer or eight-week session.