As a rule, the curriculum for all full-time students in any given term should include a minimum of 12 credit hours and a maximum of 19. Students enrolled in non-degree programs must carry the appropriate minimum contact hours to be considered full time. Students who desire to take more than 19 credit hours may do so only with special permission from the Dean, Instructional Affairs. Students are not allowed to pursue more than 24 credit hours during a single term.The normal student load is 15-18 credit hours. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisors to develop schedules that take maximum advantage of educational offerings and provide the best opportunities for success.