Academic Course Load

According to Administrative Memorandum – Number 345, all full-time undergraduate students are expected to comply with the Board’s 1993 Plan to Improve Graduation Rates by enrolling in an average of at least 15 semester hours per term in order to graduate in four years.

Since the majority of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s academic programs require 124 semester hours, to complete degree program in 8 semesters, requires students to complete an average of 16 hours per semester or complete 32 semester hours in an academic year.

Undergraduate students enrolled in twelve (12) or more semester hours are designated as full-time students and must pay full tuition and fees. Full-time students usually carry from 15 to 18 semester hours. To enroll in more than 18 semester hours, students must get approval from the department head and the dean.

The maximum course load that students who are on academic probation may carry is 15 semester hours. The maximum course load for a student with a GPA less than 3.0 is 18 hours.