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.


  1. 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. 
  2. Students on Probation are restricted to 12 credits, not including Physical Education or Community Service
  3. Seniors, in their last two semesters, may take a reduced load in order to balance the remaining number of credits between the two semesters.
  4. Intensive English (ENGL 100) students are limited to one other course.
  5. 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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