The maximum academic load is 18 credits in any term, excluding
College and Life Skills, one credit hour of General Chemistry
Honors, and Music Performance. A student wishing to take more than
the maximum normal load must petition the Admissions and Standings
Committee, except as noted below.
With the approval of the Advisor, a student who is not on academic Probation may schedule
credits in addition to the maximum normal load according to the
|Less than 2.600
|At least 2.600
|At least 3.300
A student whose GPA meets the stipulated limit for the Overload
may simply register as usual.
A student whose GPA does not meet the stipulated limit must
request an Overload by submitting a letter to the Registrar
explaining why the exception is needed, how the additional work
load will be handled, and indicate which course(s) are considered
to be the Overload. The Admissions and Standing Committee will meet
to consider these requested Overloads, usually after the final
grades for the current term are in. The Committee will typically
notify students of its decision during the second week of
The fact that a student is pursuing a double major or two
degrees is NOT a sufficient reason for approving an Overload for a
student who does not meet the GPA requirement. If the petition is
denied, the student will be informed and the Overload course(s)
will be dropped.
Students pay an additional fee for each credit over 18 in a
term, exclusive of College and Life Skills. Consult the Registrar's
Exceptions & Questions: Consult the
Admissions and Standing Committee.
to Rules & Procedures.