Students normally take four course units in a term. In addition, they may schedule physical education activities, music ensembles (choir, women's chorus, orchestra, marching band, wind ensemble), music performance (private lessons), and certain other courses up to a maximum load of 4.5 course units.
With an advisor's approval, a student with sophomore, junior, or senior standing and a cumulative QPA of 3.00 or higher at the time of registration may schedule a fifth course unit in a given term. Other seniors, juniors, or sophomores with cumulative QPAs between 2.70 and 3.00 at the time of registration may also schedule a fifth course, subject to the approval of the Office of Academic Affairs. An additional tuition charge will be made for a fifth course unit. A student with sophomore, junior, or senior standing and a cumulative QPA of 3.50 or higher at the time of registration may schedule a fifth course in a given term at no additional tuition charge. The free fifth course is added on a space-available basis. Certain courses are not available as a free fifth course.
Except as noted above, approval of the Academic Standards Committee is required to schedule more than 4.5 course units in one term.
Under no circumstances may a student register for more than 5 course units. Credit earned for English Tutorship, Amrhein Investment Club, LeaderShape, and Emerging Leaders are excluded from this restriction.