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Adjustment of Maximum Hours

Approval for a registration overload must be requested by the student. The student's advisor should complete the Adjustment of Maximum Hours form, obtain the appropriate Dean's signature, and forward the fully-endorsed form to either the Registration Office (for undergraduates), Graduate Registration (for graduate students), or the Registrar's Office in the School of Law (for Law students) for final processing. This form may also be used to lower a student's maximum hours.

What are the maximum hours that students are normally permitted to register for?

During a regular 16-week Fall or Spring semester, undergraduates are normally permitted to register for 18 hours (but only 14 hours if the student is on probation), graduate students for 16 hours, and Law students for 18 hours.

During a Summer session, undergraduates are normally permitted to register for 9 hours (but only 7 hours if on probation), graduate students for 9 hours, and Law students for 9 hours.

Individual departments may restrict their students to a lower number of maximum hours if they believe that their program(s) warrant that.  Individual departments may also request that the maximum hours be raised for their students if they believe that their program(s), especially during Summer sessions, warrant that.