Spring and Fall Semesters
Students may take up to a maximum of twenty (20) credits per semester without additional approvals. Students wishing to enroll for more than 20 credits in a semester must obtain the Registrar’s approval. If the request is denied, the student may appeal to the Scholastic Committee.
Students may take up to a maximum of twelve (12) credits during the summer term without additional approvals. Students who wish to enroll for more than twelve (12 credits) during the summer term (May session, summer session I, and summer session II) must obtain the Registrar’s approval. If the request is denied, the student may appeal to the Scholastic Committee.
Students may complete an Academic Policy Petition to appeal the Credit Maximum Policy. Students will need to document all courses they plan to enroll in for the semester in question. The form will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar for review. The registrar will consider the student's academic standing, cumulative CPA, course schedule, and the impact of the credits over the maximum limit on their academic progress when considering the request. If the petition is denied, the student can appeal to the Scholastic Committee.
Reason for Policy
While students are encouraged to complete at least 15 credits per semester in order to make progress towards graduation, enrolling in too many credits may result in a higher incidence of course withdrawals, lower grades than expected, and decreased cumulative grade point averages (GPAs). The policy allows those students who wish to take up to 20 credits per fall and spring semesters and those students who wish to take up to 12 credits during summer term to do so. Students who wish to take more than the maximum credits have the opportunity to petition, allowing a thorough review of each individual’s particular academic plan and progress before a decision is made.
|Primary Contact(s)||Marcus Muller||320-589-6011||[email protected]|
|Policy Owner||Primary Contact|
There are no procedures associated with this policy.
- Amended by Scholastic Committee to include summer term February 2016.
- Approved by Campus Assembly March 2008.