Registration for courses takes place months before the semester begins, usually March for the Fall semester and October for the Spring semester. When the student reviews registration materials online, the student must contact his/her faculty advisor for an appointment. Registration is completed online through once the faculty advisor has lifted the registration hold. The Dean or the Associate Dean must approve course loads of 20 credits (5 units) or higher. Note that students must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher to be eligible for course loads of 20 credits, and a GPA of 3.7 or higher for course loads of 21 credits. Entering students are pre-registered administratively prior to their entering term. Adjustments in class schedules and instructor assignments may be made during the orientation period at the beginning of each semester.