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Course Load

Normal Course Load

Normal course load is defined as the number of credits students are expected to enroll in each fall and spring semester. With limited exceptions, Fort Lewis College offers 120-credit, four-year baccalaureate degree programs. For this reason, students are expected to complete a minimum of 30 credits each academic year. Typically, students meet this expectation by enrolling in a normal course load of 15 credits each fall and spring semester, though different combinations of credits may be appropriate as indicated by the Map to Graduation for a major published in the Majors, Options, and Minors section of this catalog or as recommended by an academic advisor.    

Maximum Course Load

Maximum course load is defined in the Maximum Credit Load policy.

Enrollment Certification Course Load

For purposes of enrollment certification for third parties, students’ course loads will be categorized as full-time, half-time, or part-time as follows:

Fall or Spring Semester

Minimum of 12 credits

6-11 credits

1-5 credits

Summer SemesterMinimum of 12 credits6-11 credits1-5 credits

Revision History

This policy was revised Aug. 25, 2015 to restate the Enrollment Certification Course Loads for Summer on a Summer Semester basis, versus the previous Summer Session basis.