Course Load Policy
Stetson University undergraduates typically carry a semester course load of 4 units (16 credits). All students are allowed a load as high as 4.75 units (19 credits). Once a student has earned 4 units (16 credits) at Stetson, the maximum credit load is determined by the total credits earned and the overall GPA, as shown in the table below:
|Total Earned Credits||GPA||Maximum Course Load|
|0-3.75 Units (0-15 credits)||Any||4.75 Units (19 credits)|
|4-15.75 Units (16-63 credits)||0-3.49||4.75 Units (19 credits)|
|3.5-4.0||5 Units (20 credits)|
|16-23.75 Units (64-95 credits)||0-3.29||4.75 Units (19 credits)|
|3.3-4.0||5 Units (20 credits)|
|24 or more Units (96 or more credits)||0-1.99||4.75 Units (19 credits)|
|2.0-4.0||5 Units (20 credits)|
Students must have four or more units earned at Stetson to qualify for a load exceeding 4.75 units.
A course load exceeding the levels shown in the table is called a course overload, and it may be granted to allow a student to pursue an exceptional opportunity. A request for a course overload requires a recommendation from the student’s academic adviser, and is made to the student’s academic dean.
Summer Course Load
- Undergraduate students may take up to 2 units at a time.
- The maximum undergraduate student course load for the entire summer is 3 units.
- A student desiring to transfer in more than 10 credits of summer school credit toward a degree at Stetson University in any year must have advance permission from the appropriate academic Dean.