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Undergraduate Academic Load

A typical load for a full-time undergraduate student is 15 hours per semester. A minimum full-time load is 12 hours per semester. No undergraduate student may exceed a load of 20 credit hours without permission of the appropriate academic dean or department chair and an approved Student Petition of Academic Policy. Submission of petition does not guarantee approval.

UNF will certify full-time attendance to programs and agencies (that do not specify minimums for undergraduate student enrollment) for students if the student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours per semester for fall and spring. A student can be certified as being enrolled full-time during the summer if one is registered for a combination of 9 credit hours between summer A, B, and/or C sessions. Enrollment verification can be requested once the add/drop period has ended.

The definition of full-time enrollment at UNF for Federal Title IV financial aid purposes is 12 credit hours per semester. However, certain institutional financial aid awards may require students be enrolled in at least 15 semester credit hours to be eligible.