Academic Load

VCCS Policy 5.6.4 

The normal academic course load for students is 15-17 credits.  The minimum full-time load is 12 credits. A student who wishes to carry an academic load of more than 18 credits must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and must have the approval of the Dean of Students. Maximum course loads are reduced for special sessions.  In abbreviated summer sessions the maximum full-time load is 15 credits.  In the abbreviated wintermester session, the maximum course load is 6 credits.

Any student enrolled in fewer than 12 credits is classified as a part-time student.

The minimum course load required to receive veterans’ benefits is determined by the current regulations of the Veterans Administration. The rate of progress is generally expected to equal that required to graduate within the established training time.