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Study Load

Study Load

In order to meet the graduation requirements in four semesters, students should carry an average of 15 units each semester. Students will ordinarily not be allowed to register for more than 18 units.

When individual circumstances may require additional unit demand, an overload program in excess of 18 units may be approved for students who have maintained a B average or have satisfactory test scores on SCAT, SAT ACT, or other similar measures that predict success, including the counselor's assessment of the difficulty of the program. Approval for such overloads may be secured from college counselors, the Dean-Counseling.

A summer session load should not exceed the equivalent of one unit per week or approximately 9 units for an 8-week session. Exceptions may be approved as above on the basis of the same criteria.

Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: