The minimum load for a regular full-time student is 12 hours. Students who wish to pursue more than 19 semester hours must receive approval for an overload (a signed Overload Permission Form) from the Dean of Instruction. No student shall be permitted to pursue more than 24 semester hours in any one term for any reason. Students with less than 2.0 GPA for the preceding semester may schedule a maximum of 19 semester hours.
In order for a student to be considered a dependent for health insurance purposes, insurance companies require that the student be enrolled as a full-time student—i.e., enrolled in at least 12 semester hours each semester.