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Credit overloads

Full-time students* may take up to 33 credits during the regular session (fall and winter term combined) without permission.

Students must have permission from the Dean's Office to have a credit overload of 34 credits or more. 

*Full-time students in the Extended Credit and Mature Student program may only take a maximum 30 credits during the regular session (fall and winter terms combined)  until they have completed all the required courses beyond those specified for their particular option in subsequent sections.

Summer credit overload

Students may register for up to 14 credits during the summer term, with a maximum of 8.5 credits per half summer term.

Exceptions to this policy:

  1. Co-op students following the sequence recommended by their Department
  2. Students entering the Faculty in the proceeding January session who are required to take a full-time summer course load
  3. Potential graduates who require a course to remain in sequence


To take credit overload

Download the Student Request form and bring the completed form to SAS. Approval of course overloads during the summer is based on GPA, and proximity to graduation.

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