A full-time student is defined as any student carrying at least 12 credits during a semester. Normally a student enrolls for 15 to 18 credits each semester. A course load exceeding 18 credits is considered an overload. Permission to enroll for additional credits must be obtained from the Provost and Dean of Faculty. Applications for excess credits are available in the Office of the Registrar. Applications must be approved by the Provost prior to adding the additional credits. This process must be completed prior to the end of the first week of the semester. Students enrolled for more than 18 credits in the Fall or Spring Semester will be charged an additional fee for each credit beyond 18 in addition to the regular full-time tuition. This fee is listed in the Undergraduate Expenses section of this Catalogue.