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Undergraduate Full-Time Enrollment Status
The usual program for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors is five courses worth a minimum of three credits each per semester and four or five courses each semester for seniors. University policy states that undergraduate students must be registered for at least four 3-credit courses per semester.
Students who have earned in a full course load at least a 3.0 overall average or a 3.0 average in the semester immediately prior to the one for which the overload is sought may register for a sixth course.
Students whose averages are between 2.0 and 3.0 may, under exceptional circumstances, be allowed by an associate dean to enroll in a sixth course. Students are not permitted to take a sixth course in their first semester at Boston College.
Overload courses taken for acceleration will carry an extra tuition charge. This includes fifth courses taken during senior year.