Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition

Study Load

The minimum study load for full-time student status is 12 credits per semester. The maximum study load is:

  • during a student’s first semester at LAPU, during any semester when the student’s cumulative GPA is below 3.00, and during any semester when the student’s academic status is not Good Standing (GS):
    • 6 credits (or 2 courses, whichever is greater) per session, and
    • 12 credits (or 4 courses, whichever is greater) per semester.
  • during subsequent semesters when the student‘s cumulative GPA is at least 3.00 and the student’s academic status is Good Standing (GS):
    • 9 credits (or 3 courses, whichever is greater) per session, and
    • 18 credits (or 6 courses, whichever is greater) per semester.

Exceptions to the maximum study load policy require a general petition approved by the assistant dean. Students should consult with Support Central regarding federal requirements for financial aid to determine the course load required for federal aid purposes.