Overload Policy

In a regular semester, the maximum credit load for undergraduates is 18 credits. A student must obtain approval for an overload from their academic advisor in Letters & Science. To be eligible for an overload, a student should have a minimum grade point average of 3.00, a GPA of 3.00 for the last semester in which s/he was enrolled full-time, and no outstanding incompletes. Student requests for more than 21 credits must be done through a formal appeal sent to the Assistant Dean for Student Academic Services and generally are not granted. Students enrolled in more than 18 credits will be assessed tuition above the normal full-time rate.

In a summer session the maximum number of credits allowed is the same as the length of the session. For example, a student may only take 4 credits in a four-week session. The exception to this rule is the 8-week session in which a student may take 9 credits.

In the winter session a maximum of 3 credits are allowed.