ECC(LOCAL) - INSTRUCTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS: COURSE LOAD AND SCHEDULES

Course Load

The normal course load for a semester is 15 semester credit hours or units. Course loads in excess of 18 semester credit hours or units shall require approval by the designated administrator.

The normal course load for the summer session shall be six semester credit hours or units for each six-week summer term or 12 semester credit hours or units for a full summer semester. Course loads in excess of seven semester credit hours or units per summer term or 14 semester credit hours or units per summer semester shall require approval by the designated administrator. The maximum summer credit hours or units earned shall be eight semester credit hours or units for one term or 16 semester credit hours or units for a full summer semester or total summer enrollment.

The College District reserves the right to limit the number of semester credit hours or units for which a student may enroll.

For student academic enrollment classification (freshman, sophomore, part-time, full-time), see EGA(LOCAL).

Limitation on Number of Dropped Courses

A College District student shall not be permitted to drop more than six courses taken while enrolled at the College District or another public institution of higher education. For the limit to apply:

  1. The student must be permitted to drop the course without receiving a grade or being penalized academically;
  2. The student's transcript must indicate or will indicate the student was enrolled in the course; and
  3. The student must not have dropped the course to withdraw from the College District.

Exceptions for Good Cause

A student shall be permitted to exceed the limit on the number of dropped courses for any of the following reasons:

  1. A severe illness or other debilitating condition that affects the student's ability to satisfactorily complete a course;
  2. The care of a sick, injured, or needy person if providing that care affects the student's ability to satisfactorily complete a course;
  3. The death of a member of the student's family as defined by law;
  4. The death of a person who has a sufficiently close relationship to the student as defined by law;
  5. The student's active military duty service;
  6. The active military service of a member of the student's family or a person who has a sufficiently close relationship to the student; or
  7. A change in the student's work schedule that is beyond the student's control and affects the student's ability to satisfactorily complete the course.

Exception for Reenrolled Students

A qualifying reenrolled student may drop a seventh course in accordance with law.

Procedures

The Chancellor shall develop procedures to implement this policy and shall publish the procedures in the College District catalog.

Dallas College

ECC(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2019.02

DATE ISSUED: 2/20/2019