Overload Approval

Students may register for up to 20 credits without special permission. Registration for more than 20 credits requires advisor approval; registration for more than 21 credits also requires approval from the Registrar.

To apply for a course overload, please complete the Overload Approval Form and review it with your advisor, who should indicate his/her approval of the overload by signing the form. The signed form, together with Add cards for all courses not already on your schedule, must be turned into the Registrar’s Office.If you are applying to take more than 21 credits, the Registrar will review the information on the Overload Approval Form along with your academic record and will assess your level of preparedness for the requested overload. You may be required to meet with the Registrar in person, and permission for course overloads may be denied.

Please note that receiving approval to take an overload is not the same as registering for the additional courses. YOU MUST STILL SUBMIT AN ADD CARD, SIGNED BY THE INSTRUCTOR, FOR EACH COURSE you wish to add to your current schedule. Please note that we will not process Add cards that put you over 20 credits until your Overload is approved.