How do I get a Credit Hour Overload in the College of Arts and Sciences?
During the Fall & Spring terms, a student may register for a maximum of 18 credit hours. Any amount over this is called an "overload" and must be approved as described below. Summer overload is more than 12 credit hours throughout entire summer, and no more than 6 credit hours in shorter summer sessions.
Must be an:
- Undergraduates who have officially declared a major in the College of Arts and Sciences
- Undergraduates who have not yet declared a major
- Undergraduates and Graduate students-at-large
Approval for a course overload is granted under the following conditions:
No student may 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 colleges below to request a credit overload.
- Undergraduates who have officially declared a major in the College of Education -Graduate students-at-large officially admitted to a Certification Program
- Graduates admitted to a Masters degree program
- Undergraduates officially admitted to the Board of Governors/BA program or the University Without Walls program
The appropriate Dean's office may delete a course(s) from the student's record if permission is not granted.
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.