Credits & Credit Load

The academic year is divided into three quarters of approximately 11 weeks each. To be considered full time a student must be enrolled in at least 12 credits per quarter. The typical course load per quarter is approximately 15 quarter hours of credit. A lecture class that meets five hours per week for one quarter will yield five quarter hours of credit. Laboratory courses require two hours of class time per week for one hour of credit. Credit is given only for classes in which the student is officially registered and passes.