Harpur College Overload Policy and Petition
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Note: Overload requests can be submitted at the beginning of the Fall and/or Spring
semesters. Students may not overload during the winter and summer.
The normal credit load for Harpur students is 12-18 credits. Those who want to carry additional credits are bound by the following rules:
RETURNING BINGHAMTON STUDENTS WITH A 3.30 GPA or BETTER:
Starting on the 5th day of the semester, you may enroll in up to 22 credits through the BUBrain. If you wish to carry 23 or 24 credit hours, you must petition. Credit loads of 23-24 credits must be reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee. Be aware that this Committee will not meet until the 4th week of the semester
STUDENTS WITH LESS THAN A 3.30 GPA:
You must petition to take additional credits. All petitions for 23 or 24 credits will be automatically referred to the Harpur College Academic Standards Committee. Be aware that this Committee will not meet until the 4th week of the semester.
STUDENTS WITH LESS THAN A 3.3 GPA WHO WISH TO TAKE MORE THAN 18 ACADEMIC CREDITS (academic credits are defined as courses not offered through OUT, THEP and MUSP):
Overload petitions for Harpur students with less than a 3.30 cumulative GPA will be considered beginning on the fifth calendar day of the semester. Students must present a strong rationale. Extenuating circumstances may be considered.
STUDENTS WHO WILL NOT BE APPROVED TO TAKE MORE THAN 18 ACADEMIC CREDITS (academic credits are defined as courses not offered through OUT, THEP and MUSP):
- First semester Binghamton students (freshman or transfers) are not permitted to take more than 18 academic credits.
- Students on probation are not permitted to take more than 18 academic credits.
- Students may not overload during a winter or summer term.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
The overload petition will be available by the first day of classes each semester.
Petitions submitted on the first day of classes will be entered by the fifth day of the semester. Students will receive an email with the results of their petition via their Binghamton email address. Petitions submitted after the first day of the semester will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.
Approval of an overload does not constitute registration in a course. Approved students who do not register before the add deadline must petition for a late add.
Questions about the overload policy should be directed to the Harpur College Academic Advising Office.