Overload Request

Catalog Description
Students are allowed to enroll in up to 36 units per academic year. At most 18 units may be taken during the Fall and Spring semesters, at most 5 units in January Term. Coursework in Summer Term is not included and might incur additional fees. Additional units will be subject to overload fees (See Tuition and Fees for more information).

Students whose start date was prior to Fall 2022 who maintain a 3.7 GPA may take up to 20cu during the Fall and Spring semesters, and up to 40cu per academic year without overload fees through the end of their initial 4-year time at Saint Mary’s College.

Overload registration requires submission of an Overload Request Form through the Registrar’s Office.

In order to qualify for overloading, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or higher.
  • Advisor approval required.

Overload registration is permitted only after the completion of the initial registration period as according to the academic calendar.
For Spring 2024, overload registration will begin on November 20th, 2023.
For Spring 2024, overload registration deadline to submit the request is February 9th, 2024.