College of Arts & Sciences
This form is for students in the College of Arts & Sciences or the General College only. Students in professional schools (e.g., Business, Media and Journalism, Public Health) must contact their school's dean to request an overload (even if they have a second major and/or minor in A&S).
Before the start of a term, students can request to register for more than 18 hours in fall or spring and more than 8 hours in a summer session. (Summer 2020 Exception: Students can request to register for more than 9 hours.) Complete this form once you are activated for registration for the term in which you are requesting an overload. There are three ways to qualify for an overload of 19 hours (requests for 20 or 21 hours are rarely granted and typically reserved for seniors who need the hours for graduation or students in truly extenuating circumstances):
You earned a GPA of at least 3.0 in the previous semester; and
Your cumulative GPA is at least 2.5
2. You require an overload to graduate in the term requested
3. Obtain special permission from a dean