The enrollment system does not allow students to enroll for more credits than their maximum credit limit or drop below the minimum credit limit, if applicable.
Students must obtain the approval of their academic dean’s office for exceptions to the credit load maximum. Exceptions to the credit load minimum are typically managed by population-specific offices such as International Student Services for international students, Athletics for student athletes, and the Graduate School’s Academic Services Office for graduate students.
Fall and Spring Term Credit Overload Process
- Student should add classes through Course Search & Enroll until the maximum term credit load has been reached.
- Student should contact their academic dean’s office to see if a credit overload exception is likely to be considered. (L&S students can get information and make requests for overloads on the L&S Policies and Forms site)
- If the credit overload request is approved, staff in the academic dean’s office will edit the student’s “Max Total Units” in the Student Information System for that term and will notify the student that they may proceed with enrolling in credits up to the approved maximum.
- If denied, the academic dean’s office will notify the student of the decision.
Note: Undergraduate and special students will be subject to additional tuition if they exceed their credit load based on all credits for which they may have enrolled during the term. Students should consult with their academic dean regarding credit loads.