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.
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.