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How do I get a Credit Hour Overload?
During the fall and spring terms, you may register for a maximum of 18 credit hours. Any amount over this is called an "overload" and must be approved as described below. For summer, a course load of more than 12 credit hours is considered an overload throughout entire summer, and course load of more than 6 credit hours in shorter summer sessions is considered overload.
To petition for a credit hour overload in the College of Arts and Sciences you must be one of the following:
- An undergraduate who has officially declared a major in the College of Arts and Sciences
- An undergraduate who has not yet declared a major
- An undergraduate or graduate student-at-large
Approval for a course overload is granted under the following conditions:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Fill out Overload Request form available in the Dean’s Office (Room BBH 158)
You may not carry a course overload during the first semester of study at Northeastern.
Note: If not a major in the College of Arts and Sciences, see the other colleges to request a credit overload.
Dean's List Requirements
The Dean's List recognizes majors in the College of Arts and Sciences who have achieved academic success in a specific semester.
Criteria for determining eligibility for the Dean's List:
- Major must have been declared by the end of the semester being awarded.
- A semester grade point average of 3.80 or above for the semester being awarded.
- Successful completion of six (6) or more credit hours with letter grades of A, B, C or D.