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Credit Hour Load (Overloads)

During the Spring term, a student may register for a maximum of 18 credit hours. No student may carry a course overload during the first semester of study at Northeastern.

Approval for a course overload is required under the following conditions:

  • An enrollment of more than 18 hours.

To be considered for a course overload students must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Write a petition explaining the compelling reason the overload is necessary.
  • Submit the letter of petition to the appropriate college Dean or Department.

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

  • Undergraduates who have officially declared a major or pre-major in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Undergraduates who have not yet declared a major or pre-major
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students-at-large

Dean of the College of Business and Management

  • Undergraduates who have officially declared a major or pre-major in the College of Business & Management

Dean of the College of Education

  • Undergraduates who have officially declared a major or pre-major in the College of Education
  • Graduate students-at-large officially admitted to a certification program

Dean of the Graduate College

  • Graduates admitted to a Master’s degree program

Director of Nontraditional Degree Programs

  • Undergraduates officially admitted to the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program or the University Without Walls program
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