Registration for Credit Overload at the Graduate Level Policy

  • Academic
  • Student - Graduate
Responsible Unit Center for Graduate Studies
Responsible Cabinet Member Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Adoption Date 1994-1995, Based on Senate resolution #15
Last Revision Date 2009-06
Last Review Date

Policy Statement

An explanation of the credit cap at the graduate level and the approvals necessary to exceed this cap.


There is no purpose/scope provided for this policy at this time


There is no applicability provided for this policy at this time


There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures

Occasionally graduate students may wish to register for more than the 12 credits that normally constitute a full-time load at the graduate level. At the graduate level, students may register for a maximum of 15 credits during SummerSession. Registration for 13-15 credits for either the fall or spring semester requires departmental approval. Registration for 16 or more credits requires both departmental approval and approval by the dean of graduate studies.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

Graduate Credit Overload Request Form

Contact Information

Center for Graduate Studies

Office Location: Rakov 101

Phone: 585-395-2525

History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date 2014-06 Five-year review
Adoption Date 1994-1995 Policy Adopted


There are no approvals for this policy at this time.