Academic Policy Details

Course Load and Overload

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 class load during the summer session is limited to 6 credit hours.

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

Class loads in excess of the maximum established for each semester are reserved for students with at least a 3.00 grade point average. A course load exceeding 18 credit hours per semester is considered an overload; which must be approved by the Academic Dean prior to registration and is subject to a tuition charge for overload credits.


These policies apply to the Semester Program/On Campus students only.  Graduate College Students will need to consult the Graduate College Bulletin.

Academic Catalog 2009