University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

VIII--Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures

Academic Load


The normal full-time semester load for academic programs is 2.50 credits except where otherwise prescribed by the schedule of studies. Students in programs other than D.V.M., B.Sc. (Eng.), and the Sports Injury Management Area of Emphasis in the B.Sc. Human Kinetics major may select up to 3.00 credits to accommodate their semester requirements. Additional credits may be added during the add period only with program approval.

Under the credit system, credit weight reflects student workload rather than contact hours. Students should note that 10 to 12 hours of academic time and effort per week (including classes) are expected for a 0.50 credit course. Exceeding the normal credit load for the program can place the student at academic risk and should be carefully considered in consultation with the Program Counsellor.


A student who is registered in fewer than 2.00 credits in a semester is considered to be part-time.

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