The normal academic course load for students is 15-17 credits. The minimum full-time load is 12 credits and the normal maximum full-time load is 18 credits. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and the approval of their faculty advisor and Counselor to carry an academic load of more than 18 credits. Students placed on academic warning or academic probation may be required to take less than the normal semester course load. Since the normal maximum academic load is 18 credits, no curriculum may officially list in any publication more than 18 credits per semester.
A minimum of 12 credits is required for full time enrollment status for financial aid, Veterans’ Benefits, student loan deferments, or insurance enrollment status verification. Summer term is not required for most insurance status verifications and the regulations for Veterans’ Benefits differ for summer. Veterans need to contact the VHCC Veterans’ Office (276-739-2460) for enrollment status.