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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Underload Approval

The faculty's policy is that all degree-seeking undergraduates must carry a full-time course load (at least 12 credits in the fall and winter terms, 4 credits in the spring term).

  • Exceptions to this rule are quite rare.
  • Underloads are not checked during registration.  Students who have less than the required number of courses penalize only themselves.
  • Unauthorized underloads beyond two weeks in fall and winter terms, or two days in spring term,  will result in students being asked to withdraw from the university.