Credit Hour Load & Overload

Credit Hour Load

While Clarkson College understands a student’s need to complete coursework for the various degrees as quickly as possible, Clarkson College also under­stands that a student’s future academic success can usually be predicted by recent past performance. For this reason, guidelines have been established to encourage academic success when students are considering semester hour.

To be considered a full-time undergraduate student at Clarkson College, the student must be enrolled in an equivalent of 12 semester credit hours of coursework per semester.

To be considered a full-time graduate student at Clarkson College, the student must be enrolled in an equivalent of six semester credit hours. The maximum number of hours for which a student can register in a single semester without approval is as follows:

  Fall and Spring Summer
Undergraduate 18 semester hours 16 semester hours
Graduate Nursing 6 semester hours 6 semester hours
Graduate Business 12 semester hours 12 semester hours