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Course Load

Maximum and Minimum Semester Hour Load

A schedule of 12 to 19 semester hours is considered a full-time semester load, with 15 hours being recommended as a minimum. Students who have earned a minimum 3.0-grade point average (GPA) on all work pursued during the previous semester may enroll for a maximum of 21 semester hours of credit on approval of their academic dean and 22 semester hours on the recommendation of the dean, and approval by the vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Four semester hours is the minimum full-time load for an eight-week summer term. In no case will students be permitted to register for more than 12 semester hours of credit during an eight-week summer term. The maximum number of credit hours allowed for transfer during the summer shall not exceed the equivalent number of credit hours allowed for students enrolled at Southern University at Baton Rouge. For a single eight-week summer term, the maximum transfer is 12 credit hours. The maximum course load for a summer session (maymester, eight-week and four-week summer terms) is 18 credit hours.

Course Load for Students on Academic Probation

Students on initial academic probation or extended academic probation, or who are returning to the University after a period of absence caused by academic suspension, will be allowed to pursue a maximum of 13 credit hours during either the fall or spring semester, seven credit hours during an eight-week summer term, and 10 credit hours during a full summer session.

Privileged Seniors

A graduating senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA on all work pursued and who lacks no more than seven semester hours (four in a summer term) for the completion of the baccalaureate degree may enroll in graduate-level courses for graduate credit. In the SU Graduate School, the student may have counted toward a graduate degree a maximum of six semester hours of graduate credits accumulated as an undergraduate. Prior approval of the Dean of the Graduate School is required.

Full-Time Students

Undergraduates must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of scheduled work during a semester or at least four semester hours during an eight-week summer term to be considered full-time students. A student enrolled in cooperative education is considered a full-time student for administrative purposes only.


Students Undergraduates enrolled in fewer than 12 semester hours during a semester or fewer than four hours during an eight-week summer term or combination of eight-week and four-week sessions are considered part-time.


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Business Contact Information

The Office of the Registrar is located on the 1st Floor of T.H. Harris Hall, P.O. Box 9454, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813.
Phone: (225) 771-5050; Fax: (225) 771-5064