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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 dean. In Liberal Arts, a student must earn at least 42 grade points during the previous long-session semester to gain permission to increase their maximum hours.

 There are a couple exceptions to the 42-grade point requirement:

  • Students attempting to graduate may also request to raise their maximum hours.
  • Students participating in a Maymester Study Abroad program may request their maximum hours be raised.

 Students who meet the GPA conditions may visit the Dean’s Office (GEB 2.200) to raise maximum hours to 18 by the peer advisors; Dean’s Office advisors may raise the maximum hours to 21. Requests beyond 21 hours must be submitted in a General Appeal for review by the dean.