The academic unit is the course credit,
which matches or exceeds the standards required of a conventional
quarter-hour or semester course. The conversion rate for a standard
semester course is 4 semester hours.
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 musical activity classes, do
not count toward the student load. Students must receive permission
from the Registrar to register as part-time students.
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 academic adviser.