A semester hour represents the amount of credit that would be earned in a course meeting for fifty minutes once a week for fifteen weeks. The majority of courses at Dominican carry three semester hours of credit.
Full-time day and evening students register for 12 to 16 semester hours each semester. Full-time study in the Weekend College is equated with nine semester hours for three trimesters. Permission of the advisor is required to carry more than 16 semester hours in a single term, and is reserved for students whose cumulative G.P.A. is 2.75 or higher. Permission of both the advisor and the Dean is required to carry more than 18 semester hours at a time, and this also requires a cumulative G.P.A of 2.75 or higher.