The course load of a full-time student is 12 or more credit hours and may exceed 18 credit hours of coursework in a regular semester or nine credit hours in an accelerated session (five-, eight-, 10-week modules) under the following conditions:
- Prescribed curriculum requires more than 18 credit hours per semester exclusive of physical education.
- Newly admitted, recent high school graduates whose cumulative average for four years of high school work is of B quality (3.0) or higher.
- Students with the immediately preceding 30 credit hours of coursework of B-quality (3.0) or higher, completed at LCCC or another accredited college or university.
These rules also apply to a student taking six or more credit hours during the summer term.
The course load of a part-time student may not exceed 11 credit hours of coursework in a regular semester or five credit hours in an eight-week term or three credit hours in a five-week term.
Due to the unique demands of clinical laboratory courses, practica and co-ops, enrollment status will be determined by the number of contact hours REQUIRED rather than the credit hours to be earned. Twelve (12) contact hours per week in a regular semester will constitute full-time enrollment. Eleven (11) contact hours or fewer will constitute part-time enrollment. These definitions do not apply to financial aid recipients.