Guidelines for Planning Your Courseload
Credit Hour Guidelines
|Full-Time||12 - 18 hrs|
|3/4 Time||9 - 11 hrs|
|Half-Time||6 - 8 hrs|
|Student Loan Minimum||6 hrs|
|Maximum Load*||18 hrs|
* Permission to enroll in academic overload granted by vice president of instruction at each college.
Course Load Guidelines
|6 credit hours||40 hours|
|9 credit hours||30 hours|
|12 credit hours||20 hours|
|14-15 credit hours||10 hours or less|
Students are encouraged to plan in two hours of study time per credit hour into their semester schedules. The following would apply to a full-time student (12 credit hours):
12 hours in class x 2 hours of study = 24 hours of study
12 hours in class + 24 hours of study = 36 hours of class and study
Overloading work / school hours is the #1 reason students do poorly, have to drop their classes and lose their money, or find themselves on academic probation or suspension!
Policies and Procedures
Please contact an Academic Advisor or Counselor if you have questions regarding any of this information.