Washburn Tech

Authorized Academic Load

The maximum number of credit hours permitted for technical students is 26 credit hours per semester. Students who are taking courses on both the University campus and the technical campus are limited to 20 credit hours. Correspondence, extension, online, and evening courses taken concurrently are counted as a part of the total load. For summer sessions, the maximum number of hours permitted on the technical campus is 12. Superior students may petition the Assistant Dean for Instruction permission to enroll in more credits hours in a given semester. Superior students are students with a GPA greater than 3.0.

Washburn Tech students enroll into programs, which consist of a series of block-scheduled courses.  Students may be part-time or full-time, and attend part-day or full-day.  The academic load varies based on this enrollment status. 

1.a. Part-day students may carry an academic load of 1-17 credit hours per semester, while full-day students may carry an academic load of 18-26 credit hours per semester, depending on their program of study.

1.b. Exceptions to this policy will only be granted by the Dean of the college.  To obtain an exception, the student must submit a request in writing to the Dean (include student's full name, WIN number, and name of program) at least four weeks prior to the beginning of the next semester, so that a decision can be made prior to the first day of the semester.