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Academic Load

A full-time student is one who enrolls for at least 12 semester hours each semester. Those who enroll for more that 18 hours per semester are listed as carrying an overload and pay an overload fee. A student may schedule an overload ONLY if that student (a) presents an overall GPA of at least a 2.5 and (b) earned a GPA of at least a 2.00 in the semester immediately prior to the one in which the overload is projected. Advisors may approve overloads up to 21 semester hours; the Academic Policies and Standards Committee must approve registration for more than 21 hours in advance. Exception to the policy may not be granted by the advisor, department chair, registrar or academic dean, but only by petition to the ACPOL committee. Charges for overloads are listed in the College catalog. A student who wishes to take courses concurrently at another institution and transfer credit for such courses to Catawba College must have the prior approval of the Registrar at Catawba College.