According to university policy, students who wish to take credit hours in excess of 18 (fall/spring semesters) or 9 (summer semester) must have approval from their college.
If you’d like to request an override for more than 18 (fall/spring) or 9 (summer) hours, you’ll need to discuss this with your academic advisor. Please note, your override for a credit increase will not be granted if your record contains any of the below:
- Withdrew (noted with a W on the transcript) or received an Incomplete (noted with an I on the transcript) from a class in the preceding semester (not including summer terms).
- Grade of D or F in the preceding semester (not including summer terms).
- Re-taking any classes (exceptions may be considered if the student is in their final semester).
- No prior PU GPA established (new transfer student).
- Cumulative GPA is less than 3.00 with more than one semester of coursework remaining.
- Prior credit loads (less than 17 for Fall/Spring or 9 for the summer) do not demonstrate ability to handle an increased load with a 3.0 term GPA or better.
- Plans to be overly involved in other activities (work or otherwise) exceeding 15 hours.
- Trying to catch up or graduate with additional majors/minors/concentrations in 4 years.
- On academic probation.