A normal course load consists of five three or more credit courses. To "overload" means taking an additional course of three or more credits, or an additional three one-credit courses, excluding physical education courses.
Requirements for Overloading
If your grade point average at the end of the previous semester was 3.0 or better and you have the approval of your advisor, you may overload one course of three or more credits per semester.
- Three one-credit courses in a semester may also be an overload, unless one of these is a physical education course.
- If you have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25, you may be permitted an overload of more than one course per semester subject to the approval of your advisor.
What is the procedure for getting an overload approved?
- When you meet with your advisor to discuss registering for the following semester's courses, speak about the possibility of overloading.
- At pre-registration, it is only possible to register for a "normal" course load. You will need to complete an Approval Form and obtain the required signature.
- Return the form to the Registrar's Office.
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