Full-Time Students

Full-time students must carry a course load of 12-18 credit hours per regular semester. Full-time students may enroll in a maximum of 12 credit hours, or 13 in the case of a lab, for the entire summer term. No student may register for more than 7 (3+4) credits in one summer block.

Part-Time Students

Students are considered part-time if they carry a load of 11 or fewer credit hours per regular semester with exception to graduate students. Part-time students must complete the AUK application process and abide by the same academic policies as full-time students. Part-time students seeking full-time status are allowed to do so without obtaining permission.

Maximum Credit Loads

Full-time students with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, and in their semester of graduation, may petition to register for 19-21 credit hours during a regular semester by completing a Credit Hours Increase Request Form, to be signed by their academic advisor, the department chair, and the appropriate dean.

Course Load Reduction

Students who must reduce their course load below 12 credit hours are required to obtain the approval of the appropriate academic dean (undeclared students see the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences). If an approved “Request to Change from Full-Time to Part-Time Status” form is not submitted to the Office of the Registrar, a student may be dropped from her or his courses.

Scholarship students cannot change their enrollment status without prior approval from their scholarship provider. For further assistance regarding procedures, please contact the AUK Scholarship & Financial Aid Office at



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