2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Load

The normal course load in a semester is 12 to 18 credits. (During a semester, 9 to 11 credits is considered a three-quarter-time load; 6 to 8 credits is considered a half-time load.) A total of twelve credits in a semester is considered a full course load for undergraduate students. Freshmen are not eligible to register for more than 18 credits unless they have met the following conditions:

  1. They have earned previous residence credit at Ball State University.
  2. They have cumulative grade-point averages of at least 3.0.
  3. They have successfully completed all of their scheduled courses in the preceding semester or term.

Students who are on academic probation may not register for more than 18 credits in a semester or term.