USeP OASR - Regulations

Academic Load

The regular academic load for undergraduate students shall be eighteen (18) to twenty four (24) academic units, including laboratory, or that which is prescribed in the curriculum in a semester for a certain degree program.

A graduating student with an academic record better than average (2.50) may be granted an overload not exceeding six (6) units or two (2) courses in his last semester, provided that the total allowed academic load does not exceed the maximum of thirty (30) units including laboratory.


A regular student shall enroll all the courses prescribed in every semester or term for the curriculum to which he/she belongs.  He/she shall carry a load of not more than the number of units set per semester or term.


A student who fails in at least one (1) course shall not be permitted to carry more courses or academic units during the following semester than the academic load of his/her regular contemporaries enrolled in the same program.  


During the summer term, the normal load shall be six (6) units, but in justifiable case, the Dean of the college may allow a higher load but not exceeding nine (9) units.


The Dean of the college shall limit the academic load of students who are employed, whether full-time or part-time.  A graduate student is allowed to enroll a maximum load of twelve (12) units per semester. However, students enrolled in special programs are allowed to take a maximum load of fifteen (15) units. Students may enroll additional subject(s) not included in the curriculum but prepare them for the degree they pursue. The same subjects shall not be considered in the computation of a students GPA.