Registration for Credit Overload at the Graduate Level

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Category Name: Student
Responsible Unit: Center for Graduate Studies
Responsible VP: Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Adoption Date: Based on Senate resolution #15: 1994-1995
Last Revision Date: June 2009
Last Review Date:
Shared governance: none

Policy Statement

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




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: Morgan 2105

Phone: 585-395-2525

Fax: 585-395-2515


History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date June 2012 Three-year review
Adoption Date 1994-1995  Policy Adopted


Last Updated 10/5/21