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The unit of credit for work at UNK is the semester hour.

  1. Twelve to sixteen credit hours each semester is considered a normal class load during the academic year for full-time undergraduate students. Up to eighteen credit hours may be taken by undergraduate students without petitioning for an over-load.
  2. Undergraduate students wishing to carry more than eighteen hours must meet these requirements: (a) students requesting nineteen or twenty hours must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA; (b) students requesting more than twenty-one-hour loads must have a cumulative average of 3.2. Requests for exceptions to this policy must include the written approval of the student's faculty advisor and be submitted to the Registrar for approval. The Registrar must approve all requests to register for nineteen credit hours or more.
  3. Nine credit hours each term is considered a full-time load for graduate students. Graduate students seeking a class load in excess of twelve credit hours shall obtain an over-load approval from the Graduate Office prior to registration. Requests for exceptions to this policy must be approved in writing by the student's faculty advisor and the Graduate Dean.
  4. The following restrictions govern student course loads for the thirteen week summer session. Students may enroll in:
    1. A maximum of 3 hours per each three week segment.
    2. A maximum of 6 hours per each five week segment.
    3. A maximum of no more than 15 undergraduate or 12 graduate hours during the thirteen week summer session.

Approval for credit loads in excess of normal limits shall require a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA, and shall be confirmed by written authorization from the appropriate faculty advisor, Academic Dean, Graduate Dean, or the Office of Student Records and Registration. All in all, a graduate student may earn no more than twelve hours of credit during the summer session.

11 May 2006