Course Overload Request

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:
    • Term:
    • 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.