Study Load

A student’s “study load” is the number of credit hours for which he or she is registered during the semester. For the fall and spring semesters, the study load varies from nine to 18 credit hours, where one credit hour refers to one lecture hour or two hours of practical study per week, lasting for fifteen weeks. For summer semesters, the study load varies from three to six credit hours.


Students may increase their study load to up to twenty-one credit hours in the fall and spring semesters in the following cases:

  • The student’s CGPA was at least 3.5 in the preceding semester
  • The student is expected to graduate at the end of the semester and his/her CGPA is at least 2.0

Students may increase their study load to up to nine credit hours in a summer semester in the following cases:

  • The student’s CGPA was at least 3.5 in the preceding semester
  • The student is expected to graduate at the end of the semester

However, independently of their academic standing, students will not be allowed to register for more than 12 credit hours during the two summer semesters of the academic year.