Normally, the maximum number of hours that a student may schedule in the fall or spring semester is 18. However, students with a 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) in the preceding semester, or a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, may request permission from the music department chair to carry 19 hours. Students with a 3.5 or higher GPA may request permission to carry a maximum of 21 hours. Such requests are considered on an individual basis. The maximum number of hours that a student may schedule during a summer semester is determined by the length of the session.