University of Delaware removes semester credit cap

(AP) — The University of Delaware has removed its cap on the number of credit hours covered by a full semester’s tuition.

The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that the school removed the cap in an attempt to improve four-year graduation rates. Full-time students used to be limited to a maximum of 17 credit hours per semester and pay extra for anything over that. University officials announced last week that students now can take 18 credits or more without a surcharge.

The school’s deputy provost for academic affairs, Lynn Okagaki, says the new allowance will help students with minors or multiple majors. It also is meant to help students who want to graduate early or make up for taking fewer credits in a previous semester.

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