Credit Overload Petition Form

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The standard semester course is four courses with a maximum of 18 credits. Undergraduate students wishing to enroll in more than 18 credits may request an overload. Academic and financial rules in regards to overloads apply as follows:

Academic and Financial Rules - Please read carefully

Fall and Spring semesters:

  • A student with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above earned at the University may be permitted to register for a semester credit load greater than 18 credits. Semester overloads may be requested and are reviewed for approval DURING the drop/add period.

Degree Candidates

  • ¬†Degree Candidates who submitted a degree application for the semester for which they are requesting an overload will be allowed to do so during Grace Days ( after all students have been able to register by college level).

Summer term:

  • A student with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above may be permitted to register for a summer credit load greater than 11 credits. Summer term overloads may be requested and are reviewed for approval during summer registration and through the drop/add period.

Rules applying to all semesters:

  • Zero credit internships are not considered overload courses.
  • Permission to carry on overload places full responsibility on the student for meeting all requirements for each course taken; NO special consideration for grading can be expected.
  • You will be able to register for the overload course on a space-available basis only.
  • Extra tuition is charged for an overload on a per-credit basis. For example, if you register for a fifth 4-credit course totaling 20 semester credits, you will be billed for the entire fifth course, i.e. 4 credits. See current tuition rates here.
  • You will receive an electronic receipt once you submit this overload request.
  • Your registration request will be processed and then subsequently approved or denied on the second day of class at 17:00. If the request is approved, you are then responsible for adding a 5th class to your class schedule.