A student’s educational work load generally consists of fifteen (15) units of work per semester in order to make normal progress towards the Associates Degree and/or transfer requirements. For students receiving a Cal Grant award, note that a Cal Grant award is limited to four total years of payment.
Students desiring to take an overload of more than 19.5 units but less than twenty-two (22) must have a counselor’s approval. Students desiring to take twenty-two (22) units or more must have the approval of the appropriate Dean or designee in addition to the counselor’s approval.
Full-Time Student - A student is defined as full-time if carrying 12 or more units in a regular Fall or Spring semester or 4 units in a summer session.
Students, especially those who work or participate in extracurricular activities, should consider the following guidelines for planning their courses and unit load:
|Units||Class/Study Hrs Per Week||Work/Extra-Curricular Hrs Per Week|
|15 or more||30-36||0-8|
|5.5 or fewer||6-12||30-40|