Student Academic Load
A normal academic load is from twelve to eighteen (12-18) credits per term. Students taking less than twelve (12) credits are considered part-time. Students who are employed for more than three hours of work daily may find that twelve credits is a sufficient load. Students contemplating participation in Commencement with provisional honors should consider carefully their academic course load and refer to the Academic Honors section of the catalog.
Students who wish to register for more than eighteen (18) credits must have a cumulative 3.00 average and must secure advance written approval from the Department Chair of their major. Ideally, a student should budget two hours of preparation for each class hour.
The following persons must maintain twelve or more credits per term: international students possessing a student visa (F-1 status), Social Security dependents, Cal Grant recipients, Education and Training benefits (veterans or dependents of veterans), students who participate in intercollegiate athletics, and students whose extra-curricular programs dictate.