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

Date of most recent changes: July 10, 2019

I. Policy Statement  

During the fall/spring semesters, students at Onondaga Community College may register for a maximum of 18 credit hours. During the summer semesters, a student may register for a maximum of 12 credit hours total. During the winter semester, a student may register for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

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 grande point average less than 3.0 or a student who has earned fewer than 12 credit hours.

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 [email protected]  


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 Director of Registration and Records. Permission will not be granted to any student with a cumulative GPA of 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

Updated and approved by the President July 10, 2019