Summer School and Intersessions
These course schedule pages do not list all courses that are offered. Thesis, dissertation, special topics, special projects, independent study, internships, and other courses are not included. These course schedule pages are designed to assist students in identifying online courses that they may wish to consider taking in the summer. For a complete listing of all courses offered in the summer, please consult the University’s official Course Schedule web site.
Full-time Course Load and Maximum Course Load
Full-time enrollment at the undergraduate level and maximum course load are defined in the chart given below:
|Registration Period||Full-time Hours||Maximum Course Load|
Students who plan to use financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans) should be aware that the Office of Financial is required to define enrollment levels differently. See below. For determining how to sum the credit hours, they define the award year as comprised of: Fall (Fall Semester, Fall 1 mini-session, and Fall 2 mini-session) and Spring (Winter intersession, Spring Semester, Spring 1 mini-session, and Spring 2 mini-session). Summer is considered a trailer to the award year. It is a combined term that includes May intersession, First Summer mini-session, Full Summer mini-session, Second Summer mini-session, and August intersession.
|Program Type||Full-time||3/4-time||1/2-time||Less than 1/2-time|
|Undergraduate, Pharmacy||12 or more hours||9-11 hours||6-8 hours||1-5 hours|
|Graduate, MBA, PMBA, Online Grad||9 or more hours||7-8 hours||5-6 hours||1-4 hours|
|Law, LLM - Space Law||10 or more hours||8-9 hours||5-7 hours||1-4 hours|
This definition does not depend on the mode of course delivery or the location of the course. Students are advised not to take more than the maximum course load without a compelling reason and a cumulative GPA four-tenths of a point above 2.0 for each extra hour desired.
**To register for more than the maximum course load, a student must seek permission from his or her dean’s office.
Course Cancellation Policy
Summer School and Intersessions do not receive external funding; therefore, all operating expenses are paid from generated tuition. While all effort is made to avoid course cancellations, when a course’s enrollment is too low to cover the course’s operating cost, it will be cancelled.