1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to specify the requirements for full-time status in the statement of academic load. This revision is in accordance with the Virginia Community College Policy Manual.

2.0 Policy

The normal academic load for students is 15-17 credits. The minimum full-time load is 12 credits and the normal maximum full-time load 18 credits excluding Orientation (SDV 100). Students wishing to carry an academic load of more than 18 credits must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and the approval of the Dean of Instruction. Students placed on academic warning or academic probation may be required to take less than the normal course load.

3.0 Procedures

4.0 Definitions

5.0 References

5.6.4 Academic Load (SB) VCCS Policy Manual

6.0 Point of Contact

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services

7.0 Approval and Revision Dates

College Council: November 21, 2014
President’s Council: December 15, 2014
College Board: First Reading – November 20, 2014; Approved – January 15, 2015

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