Permission to enroll in twenty (20) or twenty-one (21) quarter hours may be granted to a student:

A. With an average grade of B for the preceding quarter, or

B. In a pre-professional program requiring special credits, or

C. Requiring an extra course in the last three quarters prior to graduation.

A student wishing to take an overload should contact his/her advisor to start the petition process.

Permission to enroll in more than twenty-one (21) hours will only be considered in the sophomore year if a student needs no more than five hours in excess of the regular load to graduate. In this case, the student may petition the VPAA/DF for permission to schedule during each quarter not more than five-quarter hours more than his standing would normally permit.   Exceptions to these restrictions may be made only by the VPAA/DF.

The normal time for the completion of an associate degree is 2 to 3 years.

Note:   Students required to enroll in Learning Support Services courses may be required to enroll in additional quarters in order to complete graduation requirements within 2 to 3 academic years.