The average annual course load for full-time students is 33 semester hours. This includes courses taken during the fall, January term, and spring semester. Students who wish to take more than 17 hours in a term can apply to do so by filling out this form. You must indicate on the form why you wish to enroll in more than 17 hours, obtain the signature of your advisor, and turn in the application to the Registrar's Office. Only students with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher should consider a class load in excess of 17 hours.