A normal load is 15 to 18 semester hours per long semester. Central Texas College reserves the right to limit the course load carried by any student. Typical course loads are listed below.
• Full Time
- 12 or more semester credit hours during the 16-week fall or spring semester.
- 8 or more semester credit hours during the 10-week summer session.
- 6 semester credit hours per 8-week term.
- 4 or more semester credit hours per 5 ½-weeks summer semester.
• Three-Quarter Time
- 9 to 11 semester credit hours during the 16-week fall or spring semester.
- 5 semester credit hours per 8-week term.
• Half Time
- 6 to 8 credit hours during the 16-weeks fall or spring semester.
- 3 to 4 semester credit hours per 8-week term.
NOTE Students attending college with financial aid or veterans benefits assistance may be required to meet academic course load standards other than those noted above. Contact the CTC Office of Student Financial Assistance or the CTC Veteran Services Office before registering for courses.
Except as stipulated in the program of study, a student will not be permitted to enroll in more than six academic courses or more than 18 semester hours during any combination of terms within a 16-week semester. The maximum load for a 5 1/2 week summer semester is eight semester hours. The maximum credit a student can earn during the entire summer session is 14 semester hours. A student wishing to enroll in more than the maximum load must receive approval from the campus dean or his or her designee.
International students must maintain a minimum load of 12 semester hours during each regular semester (fall and spring semesters) in compliance with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations.