Study Load

The maximum study load for students with fewer than 30 units of completed college study is 17 units per semester. The maximum load for students who have completed 30 or more units of college study is 18 units, providing they have maintained a 3.0 or higher grade-point average (GPA). To enroll in more than the maximum unit load per semester, the student must first complete the Request for Additional Units form. Consideration of the request is determined by the student’s department chair, dean, and One Stop | Registrar. Final approval is completed through One Stop | Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center, at which point the student is notified of the final decision. If the request is approved, it is the student’s responsibility to add the course to their schedule before the end of the add/drop period.

The deadline to submit the Request for Additional Units form can be found in the Academic Calendar. Forms submitted after the deadline will not be guaranteed to be processed by the end of the add period.