Course Overload

Students may take any four courses in a semester, regardless of their unit value, without additional tuition charges. Students may also take five or six courses that total no more than 4.75 units without additional tuition charges. An overload consists of five or six courses totaling more than 4.75 units, or more than six courses.

Students must submit a form to the Registrar’s Office to take a course overload. They may not do so until the first week of classes in the semester they would like to overload.

Any student (excluding first-year students and first semester transfer students) with an overall GPA of 3.2 or a 3.2 GPA the prior semester (excluding summerterm) and making satisfactory progress toward graduation may take an overload totaling up to 5.75 units free of charge.

Students with an overall GPA of at least 2.5 (excluding first-year students) may take a course overload with additional tuition payment. In addition, any student who has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, may take a course overload with no additional charge once during his or her academic career (except to make up a deficiency in progress toward graduation, for example, to make up for a reduced load or a failed course).

Students with an overall GPA below 2.5 may take an overload with the approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Advising.