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Course Load and Student Status

COURSE LOAD

The maximum course load is 15 credits per semester. The normal maximum course load is 15 credits per semester. Students who wish to take a 18-credit overload may only do so in either of the final two semesters of studies before graduation. Students must have submitted an Application to Graduate before applying for a credit overload.

 

 FULL TIME or PART TIME?

Fall / Winter Semesters
• Full-Time: 9-15 credits during Fall Semester or Winter semester
• Part-Time: 3-6 credits during Fall Semester or Winter semester

Summer Semester
• Full-Time: 9-15 credits over 14 weeks
• Part-Time: 3-9 credits of 3.5 or 7 weeks 

 

  Note to students on student loan assistance:

Government regulations stipulate that “full-time” students on loan assistance must be enrolled in a program of at least 12 weeks in length – an entire semester.  If a student is registered with full-time status such as 9 credits in the first session and 3 or 6 credits in the second session, then subsequently withdraws from the second session, the University is obligated to notify provincial student aid offices of the termination date of the approved period of “full-time” study.  This change in a student’s registration may cause the student to be considered to have an “over-award” for the semester, and may result in reduced funding in a subsequent semester