COVID-19 Updates and Information

Course Load

The unit of course work is the semester hour, defined as the normal amount of work done in one 50-minute class period and two hours of outside preparation a week for one semester.

The normal full-time load is 15-18 semester hours of credit. The minimum load for a full-time student is 12 semester hours of credit; the maximum, 18 hours. If you carry fewer than 12 semester hours of credit you will be classified as a part-time student.

To enroll for more than 18 semester hours of credit, you must have earned a FSU cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or above, have completed at least one semester of course work at FSU, and have the written permission of your advisor. Exceptions to these overload guidelines shall be made only upon recommendation of the advisor and the approval of the department chair (or Assistant Provost if the student has not declared a major). You will not be able to register for an overload without permission.

Printable Course Overload Form (PDF)