Academic Program: Student Load
The registration of every student is subject to the approval of her/his advisor.
The regular work of an undergraduate student for the fall or spring semester usually consists of 16 or 17 hours. First semester students are limited to a maximum of 18 hours.
Students may register for hours up to and including the limits indicated below without obtaining special permission:
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Undergraduate students who wish to register for an overload must contact the Office of the Registrar for approval prior to registration.
The normal maximum undergraduate student load during the summer session is one semester hour per week of instruction. Undergraduate students who wish to register for an overload must seek approval through the Office of the Registrar.
Graduate students who wish to register for an overload must submit an online graduate Student Request. A 3.00 GPA or above at UNI will usually be required for consideration of an overload request.
The maximum graduate student load during each semester of the academic year is 15 hours. Persons employed full-time should not register for more than 6 hours of graduate credit in any semester of the academic year.
The normal maximum graduate student load during the eight-week summer session is 9 hours; that normally permitted during each four-week split summer session is 4-5 hours.
Exceptions to load restrictions for graduate students may be granted only by the Graduate College.