Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Course Load

Those pursuing 12 semester hours or more during any semester (nine hours or more in a summer term) are considered full-time students. To earn an associate degree in four semesters, students should plan to enroll for an average of 16 hours per semester.

The college will define full-time student status as less than 12 hours in rare situations that are based upon medical conditions that qualify for disability accommodations. The college will conduct its own assessment, as well as require assessment and documentation from qualified medical sources in accordance with already-established college ADA procedures. The determination will not supersede currently established federal financial aid regulations. The dean of Learning Services coordinates these decisions.

There is no limit on the number of credit hours a student may carry in any semester. However, any student wishing to enroll in more than 18 hours in a semester will need the department dean’s signature.

Students may not take a course for more or less credit than that assigned in the college catalog or credit class schedule.

Part-time course work may be undertaken in many programs. Students with an interest in attending part-time are advised to contact the appropriate program department for details.