You must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours to be considered a full-time student. However, you are encouraged to enroll in 15 credit hours each semester to stay on track for earning your degree. Financial Aid options may also have credit hour requirements. Student loans require enrollment in at least 6 credit hours. Most scholarships require 15 credit hours. It’s important to know the terms of your scholarship/financial aid and follow them carefully. Also consider how many semesters you plan to be at Snead and how many semesters your financial aid will cover. For example, if you do not plan to attend Summer terms, you will probably need to take more than 12 hours during the Fall and Spring terms.