2022-2023 Course Catalog

Academic Overload


A schedule of more than 19 credit hours in any one semester is considered an academic overload. If a student with a GPA below a 3.0 enrolls in more than 19 credits, they will receive an academic review by their advisor and academic dean. As a result of the academic review, a credit load reduction may occur. Enrolling for more than 21 credits is considered financial overload. Students on financial overload will be charged additional tuition for every credit in excess of 21 credits at the University's current per credit rate for undergraduate students. Please see the tuition and fee schedule for the current academic year rates.


Unless otherwise specified, a student pursuing a graduate degree who is registered for more than 12 (19 for MPAS, MSBIO, MOT, and DPT) credits in any one semester is considered to be on academic overload. To qualify for such an overload, a student must be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above and have signed approval from the Program Director and appropriate academic dean. Academic overload is determined by the total number of credits for which a student is registered during one semester, irrespective of whether the student is enrolled in a master's program, integrated degree program, or dual master's degree program.