Acceleration Policy

Sponsor: Office of Academic Affairs

Contact: College Registrar

Category: Academic and Student Affairs

Number: 300.031

Effective Date: Oct. 18, 1990

Implementation History: July 7, 1977 (original implementation), revised Oct. 18, 1990

Keywords: Learning contract


Acceleration is the opportunity to earn more than the maximum 16 credits in one enrollment term, but not more than 20 credits. This is limited to full-time students who have not interrupted the learning contract in question.


Acceleration may occur in two different ways. First, the learning contract proposal can be drawn up with more than 16 but no more than 20 credits. The dean or program administrator must review and approve this accelerated enrollment. Acceleration may be accomplished by amending a full-time enrollment.