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The semester hour is the unit of academic credit used by Marquette. One semester hour of credit is awarded for one hour of lecture per week for a 16-week course. Credit for laboratory hours is appropriately awarded.

No credit is given for a course for which you have not regularly registered. The normal schedule for full-time students in the undergraduate day division is 16 or 17 credit hours, with the exception of students in the ROTC programs, the special requirements of which necessitate carrying more.

If you are a junior or senior, you may be allowed, with the consent of the dean or director, to carry more than the normal load, provided that in the preceding term all your grades were B or higher.

If you are a part-time studies student, you are ordinarily limited to a maximum of nine credit hours.

Credit for courses pursued at another educational institution while simultaneously enrolled at Marquette (concurrent registration) will not be allowed unless specifically authorized by the dean.



The Office of the Registrar is the official keeper of academic records including course registrations, grades, transcripts and diplomas.

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