Course Load Policy

Undergraduate

In order to complete a degree in the standard time frame (two years for the associate degree and four years for the bachelor’s degree), the student course load would be about 16 quarter credit hours for three quarters per year. The per quarter course load includes regular, accelerated, online, and independent study courses, as well as externships and internships. A minimum of 12 credits per quarter is required to be considered as a full-time student. Registration for course loads exceeding 18 quarter credits requires a minimum cumulative grade point average and signature as follows:

 

Credit Hours Min. Cumulative GPA Signature(s)
19-22.5 2.0 Associate Dean
23-27 3.0

College Dean

Master’s

In order to complete the master's program in five quarters, the student course load would consist of nine quarter credit hours per quarter. A minimum of nine credits per quarter is required to be considered a full-time student. Students receiving federal financial aid should check with their financial aid advisor to determine if they meet the federal requirements for full-time status. Registration for course loads exceeding nine quarter credit hours requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and associate dean approval.

Doctorate

In order to complete one of the doctoral degree programs on time, the student course load would consist of two courses per term. A minimum of six trimester credits hours per term is required for the EdD program, and a minimum of nine quarter credit hours is required in the DSS program to be considered a full-time student. Registration for a course load exceeding six trimester credit hours for EdD students or nine quarter credit hours for DSS students requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and dean approval.