Semester Course Load

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Semester Course Load and Semester System

Finlandia University offers courses on the semester system.

Full-time Course Load

The normal full-time course load for the fall and spring semesters is 12 to 16 credits with extra charges for any credits over 18. The normal full-time course load for summer is 12 credits with extra charges for any credits over 12. All credits are counted toward charges.

Part-time Course Load

Fewer than 12 credits for any semester is considered a part-time load.

Course Overload

More that 18 credits for the fall and spring semesters, and more than 12 credits for the summer semester, is considered an overload. Only students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better may register for an overload with a maximum of 21 credits for the fall and spring semesters, and a maximum of 15 credits for the summer semester. The University Registrar must approve an overload.