Credit Overload

If you’d like to exceed the number of maximum credits allowed (Fall/Spring 17.5 credits, Summer 7.5 credits per session), you’ll need to request a credit overload.

To be considered for a credit overload, you need to:

  • 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

Your selection of courses will also 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.

Please note that credit overloads are not usually accepted for the Winter semesters.

Please submit your form to the Office of Advising, Room 1119 in the East Building. You will be notified of the decision through your Hunter email account.