Maximum Student Course Load


The maximum course load for a student is not to exceed 18 academic credits or a combination of 18 academic and billable equivalent credits. Science laboratories, clinical and physical education courses will be counted as credits.

The Dean of Academic Affairs must approve exceptions to this 18-credit maximum policy. Students requesting exceptions must present their latest transcript. There are two possible reasons for making exceptions:

  1. The student completed all 18 academic credits or 18 billable equivalent credits attempted in the previous semester;

  2. A student (who is not on probation) needs additional credits in order to complete graduation requirements.

For additional information relating to registering for course load in excess of the maximum course load of 18 credits, kindly email: registration@hostos.cuny.edu