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Work Load for Normal Program

A full-time unit load consists of 12 to 20.5 units per semester. For every unit in which a student enrolls, the student should set aside two hours of study time per week to support a quality learning experience. For example, if a student is enrolled in 12 units, it is strongly recommended to study 24 hours per week outside of class time. Many students need to work while they are attending college.

Because of the preparation time noted above, it is generally not possible for a student to take a full course load while being employed full-time. It is recommended that a student talk to a counselor regarding unit load for each semester.

With approval from a counselor, students who have received a grade point average of a 3.0 or better may enroll in more than 20.5 units in a regular semester or more than 12 units in a summer session.