For requests to take more than 7 hours in summer 2024, please fill out the credit overload request form along with uploading the advisor’s statement, and submit the request form.

Students may not take more than 17 credit hours in a single fall or spring semester without special permission.

Students who wish to exceed the maximum credit hours must complete the following steps:

  1. Discuss with their primary academic advisor the desired course(s) they wish to add, the total number of credit hours if the credit overload is approved, and the reasons for the request to exceed the maximum hour limit.
  2. If advisor approval is given, students must create a credit overload request in Workday. For step-by-step instructions please review the credit overload request job aid here.

Once the request is received, an academic counselor will review it and notify the student when a decision is made. Then it is the student’s responsibility to register for the course in Workday before the last day to add the course.

*Exceeding 17 hours is not permitted for a given semester until registration for that term is completed.

*Exceeding 17 hours is rarely approved for new students in their first semester.