Summer hours limit increased to help with labs

Summer hours limit increased to help with labs

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With registration for Summer Sessions now open, students can register for up to 14 hours instead of 12, as in the past

“The max hours were increased so a student can register for science courses that have a lab, which are four-hour courses and also take three-hour courses in the same summer term and not need to request an overload permit,” George Weir, University Registrar said.
Weir said this change came about when an instructor asked about a student who was taking two four-hour courses and two three-hour courses, adding up to 14 hours, during the summer sessions.
“We saw the issue this was causing for the student and received permission from the Office of the Provost to increase the hours,” Weir said, “making it easier for the student and reducing the hassle in registering.”
By increasing the maximum hours, Weir said, both the students and university will benefit.
“This allows the student to take additional courses to cut down on the time/semesters it takes to graduate,”Weir said. “Also, the university benefits as our base year, which determines our state funding for the next two years, begins in the middle of May, 2012.”
“It’s a win-win situation,” Weir said.
Aside from the maximum hours for summer sessions being increased, students should keep in the mind that during the fall/spring semesters, after 12 hours, the designated tuition remains the same for additional registered hours.
After 13 hours, Athletic fees stay constant and after 15 hours, student service fees remain constant.