May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog

College Hours And Course Load


A semester credit hour is earned when students satisfactorily complete class work to which they devote the equivalent of one hour per week for 16 weeks. In laboratory courses, it is necessary to spend more time for each semester hour of credit. EXAMPLE: For a three-semester credit hour course, the student will attend class a minimum of three hours per week.

The normal class load for students at Southeast Arkansas College is defined as 16 credit hours with 18 hours as a maximum load for the average student during the Fall or Spring Semesters. Maximum course load during Summer 8-week Term is 10 semester credit hours. The maximum load for the 4-week Summer Terms is 6 hours per term. The Vice President for Academic Affairs or Dean must approve any deviation from these requirements.

NOTE: Based on test results, students who are required to take the complete developmental studies program of nine semester credit hours (English, math, and reading) may not carry more than 12 semester credit hours without special approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs or Dean. Upon full-time enrollment, students required by test score to take READ 1213 - Developmental Reading  must register in this course along with their other program courses. Students requiring the complete developmental studies program should also take EDUC 1313 - Strategies for College Success  if they take 12 semester credit hours. Approved technical specialty courses may be taken concurrently with developmental courses.