ACADEMIC LOAD: A student achieves full-time status with a course load of 12 or more credits. The maximum credit load for Fall or Spring semesters for undergraduate students is 18 credits.
- Students wishing to add courses, which will give them an academic load over 18 credits (overload), are required to petition for a course overload by sending an email (using the OW student account) to the chair of the department in which the student is majoring. Note: Mastery of reading and writing skills is required. Students on probation are not eligible to take a course overload under any circumstances.
- The subject line of the email message should read Course Overload.
- The following information is required in the body of the message:
- Student’s OW ID:
- Student’s Name:
- CRN #:
- Course #:
If approved, the chair will e-mail the approved request to the Dean for final approval. The Dean will e-mail the authorization to the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will inform all parties via campus e-mail of completion of the overload process.