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Request a Credit Overload

If you would like to exceed the number of maxium credits allowed (Fall/Spring 17.5 credits, Summer 7.5credits per session), you will need to request a credit overload. To be considered for a credit overload, you should satisfy the following specific criteria:

  • Have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher at Hunter College
  • Have demonstrated the ability to complete 15 credits or more successfully in prior semesters at Hunter College with a GPA of 3.00 or higher and without receiving grades of F, W, WU, CR or NC
  • Have no pending grades of Incomplete (IN) or Z

In addition, your selection of courses will be considered. For example, semester programs consisting of more than two lab science courses or multiple intensive writing (W) courses may not be approved. The desire to graduate earlier than planned is not a valid reason and is not a substitute for satisfaction of the above criteria.

*Credit overloads are usually not accepted for the Winter semesters.

Please print out the form on the righthand side and submit it to the Office of Advising, Room 1119 in the East Building for processing. You will be notified of the decision through your Hunter email account.

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