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 only do so during the first seven days of classes in the semester they would like to overload.
Any student making satisfactory progress toward graduation may take an overload totaling up to 5.75 units free of charge. Satisfactory progress includes having a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and no outstanding "e" (incomplete) grades.
For the complete policy, please see the 2017-18 University Catalog "Curriculum" section (p. 17).