A full-time student is one who enrolls for at least 12 semester hours each semester. Those who enroll for more than 18 hours per semester are listed as carrying an overload and pay an overload fee. Charges for overloads are listed elsewhere in this catalog.
A student may schedule an overload only if that student
(a) presents an overall GPA of at least a 2.50 and
(b) earned a GPA of at least a 2.00 in the semester immediately prior to the one in which the overload is projected.
If the criteria are not met, a student must petition the Academic Policies and Standards Committee for approval of an overload. If both criteria are met, advisors may approve overloads up to 21 semester hours; registration for more than 21 hours must be approved in advance by the Academic Policies and Standards Committee.
Exceptions to the policy may not be granted by the advisor, department chair, registrar, or academic dean, but only by petition to the Academic Policies and Standards Committee. Charges for overloads are listed elsewhere in this catalog.
Students are limited to 4 semester hours in Winter Term. Students are limited to 9 semester hours in Summer Semester.
In addition to the regular course load, a full-time student, with permission of the course instructor, may audit one course per semester. Upon completion of the course as certified by the instructor, a notation of “audit” will be entered on the student’s permanent academic record. No grade or hour credit will be recorded for audits. A student may not repeat for credit any course he has previously audited without permission of the instructor and the Provost. After the close of registration, the decision to take a course for credit or audit may not be changed. A charge is made for audits. Private music lessons may not be audited.