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302.1 - Course Loads

University Group Policy #302.1

I.  Policy Statement

A normal load for a regular student is 15 semester hours (“SH”). A special student may take up to 12 SH. Students who are on probation are required to carry a reduced load of no more than 13 SH.

Full-time students are those who register for a minimum of 12 SH of credit in a given semester. The maximum course load is 18 SH. No student is permitted to take more than 18 SH unless he/she has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Students may not register at any other institution when in regular attendance here unless proper approval has been secured, in which case the hours taken will be considered a part of the normal load. This includes correspondence and/or extension work.

II.     Applicability

This policy is applicable to undergraduate students at Winston-Salem State University.

Responsible Division: Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs

Authority: Board of Trustees


  • Amended December 6, 2013