Students should progress toward program completion at a rate commensurate with ability. Entering students with exceptionally high credentials may petition to exceed the semester hour limit (18 hours).

An average semester course load of sixteen (16) completed credit hours generally will enable a student to complete a program as scheduled. Students who have changed programs or who are seeking additional certifications or programs may require longer than average time. Students who have completed twelve (12) hours the previous semester may enroll for a credit load based on their cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the following schedule:

A. Up to and including 24 semester hours with a cumulative GPA above 3.00.
B. Up to and including 21 semester hours with a cumulative GPA above 2.50.
C. Up to and including 18 semester hours with a cumulative GPA above 2.00.
D. Up to and including 16 semester hours with a cumulative GPA below 2.00.
E. Students above a 2.00 cumulative GPA may enroll in up to 12 semester hours in any summer term. Entering students are also limited to 12 semester hours.

NOTE: Exceptions to the above requirements must be approved by the student’s advisor and appropriate Academic Dean.