Maximum Credit Override

Graduate School Policy

Graduate students may register for no more than 19 credit hours per semester. The chair or director of graduate studies interested in allowing students to exceed this maximum credit hour limit must submit a letter of justification to the Graduate School for review. In considering such requests, the Graduate School will not grant the 19-credit override to any student who has less than a 3.0 overall average or who carries two or more incomplete (I) and/or resign (R) grades.

Department Policy

Students seeking to take more than 19 credits should contact the department. They must provide reason for why they feel they should be approved for the additional credits. The request will be forwarded to the Associate Chair, Joyce Hwang for approval. If approval is granted, the Graduate School will be contacted on behalf of the student.