A normal course load for full-time students is 12-16 credits during a semester and 6-9 for a summer term. Students on an International Student Visa must be enrolled full-time, i.e., 12 or more credits per semester. Students wishing to take 16.5-18 credits in a given semester must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Students wishing to take 19-21 credits in a given semester must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, any such course load must be approved by a Divisional Chairperson. An Academic Dean must approve requests in excess of 21 credits.