Overload approval requirements vary by GPA and entry into the University. The following special approvals are required for course rosters (including ranges produced by the drop/add process) that exceed the appropriate normal range.
1) A load exceeding 17 credits is an overload for first semester students. Exceeding 18 credits is an overload for all other students. Unless the normal departmental program requires more credits, required overload approvals by:
Student Status Overloads of:
First semester students: Up to 18, Associate Dean
More than 18, SOS
GPA less than or equal to 3.5: Up to 19, Associate Dean
More than 19, SOS
GPA above 3.5 Up to 20, Associate Dean
More than 20, SOS
2) Overload approval will not be granted for the purpose of repeating a course.
3) No overload approval will be granted in a semester where the student is enrolled in a graduate course.
4) Any course(s) approved for overload cannot be added until after the end of the normal (three week) registration period. Space in a course cannot be reserved for students intending to add the course as an overload.