The quantity unit of credit at Flagler College is the semester hour, defined as one hour of class work plus two hours of preparation per week for one semester.

Fall or Spring Semester
Normal full-time course load for a fall or spring semester is 15 semester hours, plus related laboratory periods; a minimum of 12 semester hours is required for full-time status. Students registering for less than 12 semester hours are classified as part-time students.

Students may not take more than 19 semesters hours in any fall or spring semester without the recommendation of their faculty advisor and the approval of the Registrar. Normally, students must have a 3.0 grade point average for two semesters preceding the semester in which they wish to take more than 19 semester hours. Students enrolled in 20 or more semester hours are charged additional tuition per credit hour (See COSTS - Tuition & Fees).

Summer Term
The summer term is a seven-week term. Courses offered for the summer term are contingent upon the number of students who register by the established deadline. Courses with an insufficient number of registered students will be canceled.

Students enrolling in the Summer Term may attempt up to ten (10) hours of credit. Registration for eleven (11) or more credits requires the approval of the Office of Academic Affairs.

Classification of Students
A student's classification is determined by the number of credit hours earned as follows:

  • Freshman through 29 semester hours

  • Sophomore 30 to 59 semester hours

  • Junior 60 to 89 semester hours

  • Senior 90 or more semester hours

Academic Requirements for Continuation
Students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better to remain in good academic standing. Procedures designed to ensure thorough consideration of a student's progress and qualifications for continuation are outlined in detail in the College Catalog.