How to Enroll for an Overload

Request for overload is only available in the fall and spring semesters. More than 17 hours in a full-term (or more than 7 hours in a block period) is considered an academic overload. Students who wish to enroll in an academic overload should have a cumulative grade average of 3.0 or higher and must obtain the approval of their academic advisor. The deadline to submit this approval is the first day of the semester or block. Students with a grade average below 3.0 must also obtain approval from the Office of Academic Affairs. Registration for more than 21 hours in full-term (or 9 in a block period) is considered an excessive overload and requires approval by the Office of Academic Affairs before the semester begins. Excessive overload approvals will not exceed more than 10 hours in any block period, and no more than 22 hours total (including block) in any fall or spring term.

Credit hour overloads are not permitted during the Summer, May, or Winter terms. Maximum credit allowed for Summer is 13 semester hours. No more than 3 semester hours, 4 if course requires a lab component, can be earned in either May or Winter terms.

Credit cannot be given for a course for which you are not officially registered, nor can credit be claimed more than once for the same course unless the course is designated as one that can be repeated.

Students are not admitted to the university for purposes of earning academic credit after the second full week of classes.