a.  Status:

  • 1st year or Freshmen - have earned fewer than 30 credits
  • 2nd year or Sophomores - have earned between 30 and 59 credits
  • 3rd year or Juniors - have earned between 60 and 89 credits
  • 4th year or Seniors - have earned 90 or more credits

b.  Student Load: To maintain enrollment in the University, all students, except as noted below, must take a minimum of 15 credits.  The normal credit hour load is from 15 to 17 credits, including Physical Education and Community Service.


  •  Part-time students take a maximum of 7 credits (or two courses including their associated labs), unless the student has a semester GPA of 2.50 or higher and an overload is approved by the Dean of the Faculty. 
  • Students on Probation are restricted to 12 credits, not including Physical Education or Community Service
  • Seniors, in their last two semesters, may take a reduced load in order to balance the remaining number of credits between the two semesters.
  • Intensive English (ENGL 100) students are limited to one other course.
  • In exceptional circumstances, approved by the Dean of the Faculty, a student may withdraw from one course.Such students must still take a minimum of 12 credits.

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Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-202-526-6097
Fax: +1-202-526-6096
Washington, DC USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine

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