3. Workload - 3. Workload


3.1 Regular Year

3.1.1 College of Arts and Science

Thirty credit hours per academic year shall be regarded as constituting a normal workload for a student. Students wishing to increase their workload to 18 credit hours in any term and have a sessional GPA greater than 3.00 need to contact the Registrar’s Office. Students with a GPA less than 3.00 will need to contact the appropriate Assistant Dean to request permission.

3.1.2 Rowe School of Business

Thirty credit hours per academic year shall be regarded as constituting a normal workload for a student. However, winter term of third year and first term of forth year require BComm Co-op students to take 18 credit hours. For this reason, BComm Co-op students must apply to exceed the normal workload policy (see below).

During the work term, the work assignment shall constitute the normal workload.

Note that the second and third summers are regular academic and workterms for co-op students.

Students wishing to increase their workload to 18 credit hours in any term and have a sessional GPA greater than 3.00 need to contact the Registrar’s Office. Students with a GPA less than 3.00 will need to contact the Undergraduate Advising Office, Suite 2086, Rowe Building. Such permission will not normally be granted for more than three credit hours per term, nor to any student who is in their first year of study or who, in the preceding academic term, earned a term GPA of less than 3.00 on a full load of courses. Students are not permitted to take more than six courses in any single academic term.

3.1.3 Faculty of Agriculture

A normal full-time course load for students registered in degree programs in Agriculture is considered to be five courses per semester. A normal full-time course load for students registered in the technology programs is five to six courses per semester, depending on the program. Students wishing to increase their workload to six courses per semester (degree) or seven courses per semester (technology) with a sessional GPA greater than 3.00 should contact the Registrar’s Office. Students with a GPA less than 3.00 will need the permission of the faculty advisor and the Assistant Dean - Students.

3.1.4 Faculties of Architecture and Planning, Computer Science, Engineering, Health and Bachelor of Management

For normal workloads, see the individual school or college section of the calendar. Written permission from the school or college Committee on Studies or the Program Administrator for Bachelor of Management is required if the normal workload is to be exceeded. Applications from students who give good reasons for wishing to take an overload will be considered. Such permission will not normally be granted to any student in the first year of study, or to any student who, in the preceding academic term, obtained a grade point average of less than 3.00.

3.2 Summer Session

It is recommended that students take only six credit hours in each of the May - June or July - August parts of term. Students who want to exceed the recommended number of credit hours should speak to an academic advisor in their faculty, school or department.