Policies & Procedures

Course Enrollment and Credit Policies

Credit Overload

Students who wish to enroll in more than the maximum number of credits allowed in a semester need official permission from the School of Education. A credit overload consists of more than 19 credits in Fall or Spring Semester, or more than 20 credits overall in Summer (or more than 6 credits in a 4- week session, or more than 10 credits in a 6- or 8- week session).

In order to request an overload, students should fill out the necessary form and meet with his or her advisor. If the GPA is 3.0 or above, and there are no pending Incompletes, the advisor will make a decision.

If the GPA is below 3.0, the student may submit a request to the Academic Standards Committee, which will consider the student's rationale for requesting to take an overload, past course history, and the advice of program faculty. Faculty and the Academic Standards Committee will base their decision on what they believe will best ensure that students succeed in their programs.

Applications for a credit overload should be submitted well before the beginning of the semester for which the student is requesting an overload. Requests cannot be considered after the first week of the semester. Requests that go before the Academic Standards Committee may require up to a month to consider.

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