Maximum Course Load for Students

Pennsylvania Highlands has established maximum credit loads for our students based on semester length.

To be classified as a full-time student, a student must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours during a fall, spring, or summer semester. Students enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours will be considered part-time.

Credit limits by semester:

Fall and Spring semesters: 18 credit maximum with a 9-credit maximum for individual sub terms

Summer semesters: 12 credit maximum with a 6-credit maximum for individual sub terms

Academic sessions which are five weeks or shorter: 4-credit maximum

These maximums were created to provide the best opportunity for students to achieve academic success. Students who wish to register for credits above the maximums established are required to obtain approval from an academic advisor and the Vice President of Academic Affairs by completing the Academic Overload Request Form available by contacting the Registrar's Office.