Registration and Academic Guide 2013-2014

Summer Credit Load Comparison

 

This is a credit load comparison chart for those students taking summer courses. The Summer semester is twelve (12) weeks long compared to a typical semester of 15 weeks. The Summer semester also consists of two 8 week Parts of Term, two 6 week Parts of Term and three 4 week Parts of Term. This chart has been provided to aid students in determining how many credit hours they might want to schedule for in the summer term.

Comparison Chart

 
12 week Compared to 15 week
Credit Hours
1 1.3
2 2.5
3 3.8
4 5.0
5 6.3
6 7.5
7 8.8
8 10.0
9 11.3
10 12.5
11 13.8
12 15.0
 
8 week Compared to 15 week
Credit Hours
1 1.9
2 3.8
3 5.6
4 7.5
5 9.4
6 11.3
7 13.1
8 15.0
   
   
   
   
 
6 week Compared to 15 week
Credit Hours
1 2.5
2 5.0
3 7.5
4 10.0
5 12.5
6 15.0
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
4 week Compared to 15 week
Credit Hours
1 3.8
2 7.5
3 11.3
4 15.0
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

* Chart prepared by Jim Maas, College of Business with modifications by the Registrar’s Office.

For a student that is comfortable with a 15 credit load during the fall or winter semester, the following is a recommendation for summer loads.

  • A student here for 12 weeks should take a maximum of 12 Credit Hours.
  • A student here for 8 weeks should take a maximum of 8 Credit Hours.
  • A student here for 6 weeks should take a maximum of 6 Credit Hours.
  • A student here for 4 weeks should take a maximum of 4 Credit Hours.