Full-time students are scheduled for 12 to 18 credits in a 15-week semester. Occasionally, a student may request a credit overload to 21 credits in a specific semester. Due to the academic rigor required, an overload request will be granted provided students have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher after having completed at least 30 credits at the CIA and have permission from their academic advisors. A student on overload will pay the per-credit charges for credits above 18. Please see Fees that May Be Assessed. Under no circumstances will a student be permitted to take more than 21 credits in a semester.
Students placed on academic probation are limited to a maximum of 15 credits per semester. For more information, see Academic Progress.