Students are ordinarily expected to register within the credit limits for their program: 12 to 15 credits for full-time students and 8 to 11 credits for part-time students. Full-time students who have successfully completed at least 3 credit hours in any summer term or summer session abroad, may underload to no less than 11 credit hours during either the fifth or sixth semester (but not both) of their program without special permission. Other requests for underloads should be submitted to the Associate Dean for Students. Such requests can be granted by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs only in emergency situations and may delay graduation. Other requests for underloads must be submitted to the Faculty Administrative Committee through the Associate Dean for Students.