Maximum Credit Hour Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that students do not register for an excessive amount of credit hours in any given term that would adversely affect their academic success.

Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate admitted or enrolled student can register for no more than 24 credits in a trimester. Students are also limited to registering for no more than 12 credits in 8-week courses per term. The maximum number of credits that an undergraduate admitted, or enrolled student can be registered at any given time is 18. This policy pertains to all Excelsior College sources of credit. In addition to these restrictions, the maximum number of UExcel exams a person can be registered for at any given time is 4. This UExcel-specific restriction applies to everyone, regardless of enrollment status.

Graduate Students

Graduate admitted or enrolled students may be registered for no more than 16 credits in a trimester. Students are also limited to registering for no more than 8 credits in 8-week courses per term. The maximum number of credits that a graduate admitted, or enrolled student can be registered at any given time is 12. This policy pertains to all Excelsior College sources of credit.

Note: See Policy 152: Full-time and Part-time status of Students for details of how students may maintain full-time or half-time status.