Credit Load Full-time

A Misericordia University baccalaureate degree requires a minimum of 120 credits (refer to the program description for the minimum number of credits required). A maximum semester load for full-time students is 17 credits. An undergraduate student who wishes to take 19 or more credits must receive written permission from the student's advisor, department chair/program director, and college dean prior to registration on a course registration or drop/add form, and must submit that form to the Registrar's Office, where the overload course will be entered manually. Students will pay an additional per credit charge for every credit taken over 17 (see tuition and fees section of the catalog). No student may take more than 21 credits in one semester.