Extra Credit Hours 2014-2015

The following policy applies to students who enroll in extra credit hours during an academic year. Please keep this policy in mind as you finalize your registration for January term and spring semester.

To review your credit hour status, refer to your transcript on http://my.luther.edu. If you have questions about the extra credit hours charge, contact the Office for Financial Services.

Extra Credit Hours Charge

An extra credit hours fee ($667 per credit hour) is charged for each hour in excess of 36 credit hours. Extra credit hours are determined based on the total number of credit hours a student has registered for in the academic year which includes the fall, January, and spring terms, including the transfer credits earned in Luther off-campus study programs.*

Credit hours for courses dropped without academic record are excluded from this calculation. (Note below that the last day to drop a course without academic record differs depending on whether the course is a semester-long, J-term, or seven-week course). Also excluded from the extra hours calculation are credit hours for private music lessons, class music lessons, vocal coaching, first-year honors (1 cr hr courses), INTS-350, PE 100 Wellness, and the first PE 110 Skills course.

The extra credit hours calculation does, however, include courses that receive a withdrawal ("W"), incomplete ("I") or credit/no credit ("CR/NC") grade, with the exception of senior projects. Senior projects are included in the extra credit hour calculation only if that course receives an A-F, incomplete ("I"), or credit/no credit ("CR/NC") grade.

2014-15 dates to drop a course without academic record are as follows:  

Fall 2014 semester courses             09/30/2014
  first seven-week courses 09/12/2014
  second seven-week courses 10/31/2014
     
J-Term 2015     all courses TBD
     
Spring 2015 semester courses 03/03/2015
  first seven-week courses 02/13/2015
  second seven-week courses  04/07/2015

*The transfer credits earned in the following off-campus study programs are included in the extra credit hours calculation:  Earth and Environment in Italy, Malta and the Mediterranean, Nottingham program, Lutheran College Consortium in Tanzania, Lutheran Colleges China Consortium in Hangzhou, and ACM programs.