The average academic load for a full-time student is 16 credit hours per semester. The minimum full-time load is 12 credit hours. Students wishing to take more than 18 credit hours must receive written approval from the Dean of the College. Students who find it necessary to earn part or all of their expenses are encouraged to reduce their academic loads accordingly. Visiting students are limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours per semester or one course during May term.