2004-2005 University of Guelph 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.

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.