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Office of the Registrar

Hour Overloads

Students wishing to enroll in more hours than typically allowed must obtain a signature of approval from their dean on a Registration Form. The form must then be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center (ADM 230) for processing.

The policies for scholastic loads for both graduate and undergraduate students, as listed in the current Catalog, are listed below.

Undergraduate Scholastic Load

The minimum credit hour load to be considered a full-time undergraduate student is 12 semester hours during a fall or spring semester or six semester hours during a regular summer session. The maximum credit hour load permitted is 18 hours during a fall or spring semester, six hours during a regular summer session and six hours during long summer (Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter A, Rule § 4.6).

Graduate Scholastic Load

The minimum credit hour load to be considered a full-time graduate student is nine semester hours of graduate-level courses during a fall or spring semester or six hours during a regular summer session. The maximum credit hour load permitted is 12 hours during a fall or spring semester, six hours during each Summer I and II session, and six hours during Long Summer Session. However, total summer hours may not exceed 12. (Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter A, Rule §4.6).

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