Credit Load/Enrollment Status

A full course load for an undergraduate student is 12 credit hours in a semester (Fall/Spring) or 12 credits in a summer session.

For a member of the freshman class, 16 hours a semester (Fall/Spring) is considered a normal schedule. Outside work or activities may necessitate a reduction of the student’s academic schedule.

For most undergraduate colleges from 15 to 17 hours of class work a week is the normal load. A student wishing to enroll in more than 21 semester hours (Fall/Spring) or 15 credit in a summer session, including collaborative registrations according to NDUS procedure 404, must obtain approval from the dean, or the dean's designee, of the college in which the student is enrolled.