Course Load

A student's course load is computed on the credit hour value of all courses taken for credit during the semester whether taken on-campus, off-campus, or by correspondence. A normal load in a semester is fifteen (15) to eighteen (18) hours. Twelve or more hours is considered a full-time load for undergraduate students. A student must take six (6) to eight (8) hours to be considered a half time student or a student must take nine (9) to eleven (11) hours to be considered a three quarter time student. An advisor may approve an overload for nineteen (19) to twenty-one (21) hours. The Dean of the College in which the student's major is found may approve an overload for twenty-two (22) to twenty-three (23) hours. Under extraordinary circumstances, a student's dean may recommend to the Provost that a student be allowed to take more than twenty-three (23) hours, but never more than twenty-five (25) hours. Students are allowed to take no more than seven (7) semester hours during Term A, B, D, and E. No more than twelve (12) semester hours during the Long Term or a combination of concurrent terms. During the summer semester, a Georgia Southern undergraduate student must receive approval from his/her advisor to enroll in more than twelve (12) hours.