Undergraduate students: A full-time undergraduate student carries between 12 and 17 hours. For enrollment verification purposes, 12 hours is considered full-time for undergraduate students for Fall and Spring semesters. A student wishing to carry more than 17 hours in a Fall or Spring semester (12 hours in Summer) may seek permission to do so from the chairperson or director of his or her major department or school. The granting of this permission will depend on the student’s scholastic record. A freshman may not carry over 17 hours during his or her first semester. Six (6) hours is considered full-time for the Summer session. A student considering enrolling in any classes, including extension or correspondence, at another college or university with concurrent registration at Illinois State University should consult with his or her advisor.
Graduate students: Nine (9) to 12 hours is the usual load and 15 hours the maximum load for a graduate student during the Fall and Spring semesters. In the 12-week Summer session the maximum load is 12 semester hours. Students are considered full time if they register for nine (9) or more hours during the Fall and Spring semesters and six (6) or more hours in the 12-week Summer session. See Graduate Catalog for additional information.