The University recognizes the importance of all undergraduate students completing at least 30 credits per academic year.

Undergraduate students who enrolled in 12 to 17.5 credits during the spring 2021 semester will be able to roll over free credits from the spring to the summer 2021 sessions. Allowing students to roll over unused credits from the spring semester to the summer sessions enables students to stay on track for finishing their degree program in four years.

What is a rolled-over/free credit?

For undergraduate full-time students who were enrolled in between 12 and 17.5 credits for the spring semester, a rolled-over credit is the difference between the student’s attempted/enrolled credits and the 18-credit full-time registration limit.

Two examples:

  • A student enrolled in 12 credits in the spring has 6 rolled-over credits to use in the summer 2021 sessions (18 full-time credit limit minus the student’s 12 enrolled credits = 6 rolled-over credits).
  • A student enrolled in 16 credits in the spring has 2 rolled-over credits to use in the summer 2021 sessions (18 full-time credit limit minus the student’s 16 enrolled credits = 2 rolled-over credits).

What if my spring enrollment changes?

Only students who maintain full-time status for the entire spring semester are eligible for summer rollover credits. That means that if a student is enrolled in 12 credits, withdraws from a 3-credit course during the semester, and is only completing 9 credits, they are no longer eligible for rollover credit.

  •  A student’s summer rollover credits are determined by their enrollment as of the spring add/drop deadline (2/1/21).
  • After add/drop, we enter the course withdrawal period.  If a student withdraws from a spring class, the student’s total number of credits does not adjust. Students will not earn rollover credit for the courses they withdraw from.
    • For example, if a student starts the spring 2021 term enrolled in 16 credits but decides after the semester drop/add deadline to withdraw from a 3-credit course, we will still calculate the roll-over credits based on the original 16 enrolled credits.
    • Keep in mind: Full-time status is required in order to earn roll-over credits.  If a student withdraws from classes during the spring semester, and their status changes from full-time to part-time, they will lose any rollover credits.

NEW 1/29/21 How will I know how many credits I can roll over to summer?  

When your summer registration start date/times are assigned, your rolled credits will be reflected in myWCU. This information will be available at the end of February 2021.

NEW 1/29/21 When will my roll-over credits expire?

All unused roll-over credits earned from the fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 semester will expire at the end of the summer 2021 sessions.

NEW 1/29/21 How will these rolled over/free credits be reflected in my student account/bill?  

Roll-over credits earned in the Spring 2021 semester will automatically be applied to your Summer Session charges and will appear as a COVID-19 Student Success Credit on your Account Summary and on-demand bill. 


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