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Credit Limitations

(The following was adapted from the Academic Bulletin)

Credit Limitations for Upper-Division Students
Year of Study Academic Year
Credit Limitation
Semester
Credit Limitation
Second-Year Day 32 credits 17 credits
Third-Year Day 34 credits 17 credits
Second-Year Evening 22 credits 12 credits
Third-Year Evening 22 credits 12 credits
Fourth-Year Evening 24 credits 12 credits
Second-Year Part-Time Day 22 credits 12 credits
Third-Year Part-Time Day 22 credits 12 credits
Fourth-Year Part-Time Day 24 credits 12 credits

The credit limitations described above include any courses involving joint degree programs whether taken in or outside of the School of Law.  These credit limitations will be strictly enforced, without exception.  Minimum for full-time day students is set at 10 credits.  Minimum for evening and part-time day students is set at 8 credits.

Credit Limitation–Non-Classroom Courses

Although a student may register for an unlimited number of Summer Session courses, no student may use more than a total of six (6) Summer Session credit hours to fulfill his/her graduation credit requirement. This credit limitation is applicable to any Summer Session offering in which credits may be earned. Summer Session offerings are subject to the auditing policy described in the Academic Bulletin. In addition, any student receiving permission to audit a Summer Session course is subject to the normal tuition, fee charges and attendance requirements. Summer School credits are not permitted to accelerate a student's graduation date [three academic years for a full-time student and four academic years for a Part-Time Day or Evening student], reduce annual tuition, or reduce semester residency requirements.

Credit Limitation for Non-Classroom Courses and Activities

Although a student may register for an unlimited number of non-classroom courses and activities, i.e., Law Review and other journals, Moot Court Competitions, Independent Research, Joint Degree courses, and Clinical Programs, no student may utilize more than a total of eighteen such credits to fulfill the graduation credit requirement.

Clinical Course Limitations

Students may not register for more than one clinical program (clinic, simulation course, or externship) per semester.

Students who are on probationary status due to a failure to achieve a grade point average of 2.00 after their first year of study may not register for any clinical program (Law Clinic, Specialized Externship Program, or General Externship) in their second year.