Academic Affairs

Course Load

Course Load
The academic program at Hendrix College is arranged so that the normal student load is four whole-credit courses per semester. A student attempting at least three whole-credit courses in a given semester is classified as a full-time student. Courses not earning whole course credit, such as physical activity classes and music activity classes, are not counted toward the student load. Students must receive permission from the Registrar to register as part-time students.

Under normal circumstances students who are making timely progress toward the completion of their degree programs in eight semesters will be expected to enroll in no more than four whole-credit courses per semester. Students may not pre-register for a course overload. Students who wish to attempt more than four whole-credit courses in a semester must have at least sophomore standing. Exceptions to this policy require written permission of the student’s faculty advisor.

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