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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:

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 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:

  1. Major must have been declared by the end of the semester being awarded.
  2. A semester grade point average of 3.80 or above for the semester being awarded.
  3. Successful completion of six (6) or more credit hours with letter grades of A, B, C, or D.

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