College of Liberal Arts

Maximum Semester Hours

Undergraduate students may not register for more than 17 hours in any long-session semester (or 14 hours in the summer) without the approval of the College. Exceptions will be considered in two situations:

  • During the initial registration period, seniors graduating within the next two consecutive semesters may receive permission to add courses required to graduate.  Students should connect with a Student Division advisor in the Dean’s Office during the initial registration period to review their graduation plan and make this request. 
  • During the add/drop period at the start of the semester, students who earned at least 42 grade points during the immediately preceding long semester may request their maximum hours be raised by contacting the Student Division in the Dean’s Office. Maximum hours will not be increased based on grade points prior to the add/drop period.