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Academic Advising

Requesting a Course Overload

Although 12 semester hours is considered the minimum registration necessary for a student to receive full-time undergraduate status, the majority of students will take an average course load of 15-17 hours each term.

Undergraduates may not take more than 18 hours per semester except with the approval of the Students First Office in 061 McIver. To request special permission to take more than 18 hours, you must fill out a Course Overload Request Form. Keep in mind that requests are granted at the discretion of the Students First Office.

Dependent on your circumstances, approval of your request requires one or both of the following:

  • A minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Anticipated graduation within 1-2 terms **

** Please note that course overload requests are only approved for students in academic good standing, regardless of a student's anticipated graduation date

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