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Academic Policies

Enrollment Policy

The normal academic load is 16 credits per semester allowing students to complete 128 credits in eight semesters. To ensure that students get the full benefit of the residential college experience, students are expected to maintain full-time enrollment (i.e. registering for at least 12 credit hours) during the fall or spring semester for no less than seven semesters. (See table below for policy concerning transfer students.)

Semesters spent on University of Rochester study abroad academic year programs that permit continuation of UR financial aid are considered the equivalent of full-time semesters in residence. When the College has contracted for the provision of courses taken elsewhere (e.g. the Rochester Area Colleges Inter-Institutional Agreement), the Dean may waive the transfer credit limit.

Summer and transfer credit (including online courses taken elsewhere), credit for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams, as well as overload credits earned over the standard 16 per semester, may be applied to meet College requirements. However, the total credit from these sources cannot be used to accelerate by more than one semester.

Transfer students admitted as:Need to maintain full-time enrollment for:
1-7 creditsseven semesters
8-23 creditssix semesters
24-39 creditsfive semesters
40-55 creditsfour semesters
56-71 creditsfour semesters

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