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 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 applied music lessons, class music or piano lessons, vocal coaching, INTS-130, the first HLTH 100, 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.
*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.
Extra Credit Hour Charge and Dates for a specific year: