First-semester day program students will be registered for courses by Student Academic & Financial Services as part of the enrollment process. These students are expected to register themselves for courses after the first semester of enrollment, although assistance with registration is always available. Students enrolled in certain programs may be automatically registered for their required courses beyond their first semester of enrollment. For timely completion of a degree program, the average course load for students is 15 credits each semester. Students registered for 12 to 18 semester credits will be considered full time.
Undergraduate students may not register for more than 18 credit hours. First-semester students may not register for more than 17 credit hours. Requests to enroll in more than 18 credit hours must be approved by the college dean. If approved, students will be charged for each credit over 18. Day program students meeting eligibility for the Special Honors and Rewards Program (SHARP) may register up to 21 credits with no additional fees. Permission will not be granted to enroll in more than 21 credits in a semester.
To ensure that courses are offered as scheduled, it is important that all students register promptly after the date registration becomes available for the upcoming semester (see Registration Start Dates). Waiting to register until the last minute before a semester starts may cause the cancellation of some courses that students need due to inadequate enrollment in the courses. Please register early to ensure courses run as scheduled. Additionally, students are strongly advised to review course projections (i.e., which semester each course is offered) and to plan accordingly.
For information on registering an internship, refer to Internship Programs.