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Course Load and Overload

Course Load and Overload

Undergraduate Students

The unit of college credit for all courses completed at William Woods University is the semester hour. The normal course load for full-time students in fall and spring semesters is 15 credits per semester, with full-time status in the range of 12-18 credits. The full-time status range for the summer semester is 6-12 credit hours. A student is permitted to enroll in one online class per online session.

Students on academic probation may be required to limit their schedule of classes by the Academic Dean.

Class loads in excess of the maximum established for each semester are reserved for students with at least a 3.00 GPA. A course load exceeding 18 credit hours per semester (12 hours per summer semester) is considered an overload, which must be approved by the Academic Dean prior to registration. Students will be billed a per credit tuition charge for overload credits in the fall and spring semesters.

Graduate Students

• Full-time status for the master's and specialist degrees is six credit hours per semester.

• Full-time status for the doctorate degree is three credit hours per semester. Additionally, for students pursing doctorate degrees, one credit hour per semester for the writing of the dissertation is considered half-time and eligible for aid.

• Students may enroll for no more than six credit hours per eight week session.

• Students may enroll for no more than 12-13 credit hours per semester session.

Academic Catalog

This is the UNOFFICIAL Academic Catalog. This site is dynamic, subject to change and therefore may not always represent the offerings and curriculum of the latest or current academic year.

To view the official catalog for a specific academic year, please see the Official Catalogs link.

For questions regarding the curriculum for a specific academic year please contact your Academic Advisor.