Expected Course Load Per Semester
The usual course load is 16 credits or four 4-credit courses*; the minimum course load is 12 credits per semester.
You may not use prematriculation credit to take a reduced course load.
*Some language and science courses earn 5 credits per semester.
When you arrive at Smith, the registrar will calculate the number of semesters required to complete your degree. Normally, the Academic Board will not allow students to take an extra semester to complete a degree. If you have a shortage, speak with your adviser and class dean about a plan to make up credit. See Transfer Credit to learn more.