A typical, full-time program consists of two semesters, a fall term beginning in early September and concluding in December, and a spring term beginning in January and ending in May. Students are considered full-time when they carry 12 or more credits each semester; 16 credits is a normal full-time load. Students may not carry a course load of more than five major subjects (those having three or four semester credits), or a total of more than 18 credits per semester, without special permission from a Director under the Office of Student Affairs.
A student who registers for fewer than 12 credits per semester is considered part-time. Two courses with a total of six or seven credits is a normal part-time load.