Credit Hour Loads for Undergraduate Students

A full-time undergraduate student must register for at least 12 hours of academic work in a semester or term and shall be subject to all the rules, regulations, and fees governing regular Miami University student.

A part-time undergraduate student, i.e., carrying fewer than 12 credit hours in a semester or term, must be a resident of Oxford or must commute from his or her home.

The maximum credit-hour limit for an undergraduate student is based upon courses taken at all locations of Miami University and is limited to 20 credit hours in a fall or spring semester. The limit for all summer terms combined is 16 credit hours or 1.3 credit hours per week for overlapping summer terms. The limit for winter term is 6 credit hours. A student who needs to exceed the maximum credit-hour limits must obtain permission from the dean of his or her division.

Students may register for one to five hours of independent study each semester (no more than 10 per year). Registration for each course is in accordance with the level of instruction. Independent study projects must be approved by the instructor and the department chair.

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