Course Load and Enrollment Limits – LR 503.4

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Course Load and Enrollment Limits
Policy Number: LR 503.4
Effective Date: April 1, 2010 (review date)


UA Little Rock must define enrollment statuses by the mandate of the U.S. Department of Education. These definitions are used to determine eligibility for financial aid and scholarships and are used consistently throughout the campus.

  1. A full‐time undergraduate student must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours a semester.
  2. A three‐quarter‐time undergraduate student must be enrolled in 9 to 11 hours a semester.
  3. A half‐time undergraduate student must be enrolled in 6, 7, or 8 hours a semester.

Undergraduate summer semester enrollment hours include hours from all summer terms. The full‐time, three‐quarter, and half‐time enrollments are the same as fall or spring semesters. Course load definitions for graduate students are different and can be found in the UA Little Rock Graduate Catalog.

A student may not enroll for more than 18 credit hours in a regular semester (fall or spring) or more than 7 credit hours in a five-week summer term without prior permission of the person who approves his or her degree plan.

Source: UA Little Rock Undergraduate Catalog
Approved By: VCESS, April 1, 2010
Custodian: Office of Records and Registration