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Policy C4 
Policy name: Registration for Maximum Credit Load 
Responsibility for Maintenance: Office of Registration and Records

Date of most recent changes: January 20, 2010

I. Policy Statement  

Students at Onondaga Community College may register for a maximum of 19 credit hours during the fall/spring semester. Summer session students may register for a maximum of 8 credit hours during a 5-week session or 11 credit hours during a 10-week session. Summer registration in both 5-week and full summer sessions will not include more than 9 credit hours concurrently.

For course sessions other than those above, the maximum number of credits for which a student may register is equal to the number of weeks in the session.

II. Reason for Policy  

This policy sets forth the maximum course load for which full-time students may register, and is designed to ensure fair and efficient deployment of the College’s academic resources

III. Applicability of the Policy  

This policy applies to all full-time OCC students. A part-time student is, by definition, enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours/equivalent credit hours during the fall/spring semester.

IV. Contacts  

Subject Office Name Title or Position Telephone Number Email/URL
Questions Regarding Maximum Credit Load Student Central
(315) 498-2000 studentcentral@sunyocc.edu  

V. Procedures  

Registering for more than the maximum credit load is allowed only under special circumstances. Advisor approval is required after certification of student grade point average and credit hours by the Office of Registration and Records. Permission will not be granted to any student with a cumulative curriculum index less than 3.0 or to any student who has earned fewer than 12 credit hours.


Approved by OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006

Updated and approved by the President January 20, 2010