Credit Limit

Credit Limits

Undergraduate Students: 18 Credits Maximum
Graduate Students: 12 Credits Maximum

Session I: 4 Credits
Session II: 7 Credits
Session III: 7 Credits

Credit Overload

Credit loads above the limits listed will require an overload petition form. Failure to file an overload petition will result in being administratively dropped from the last class in which you enrolled.

UNLV Undergraduate Students - Overload Petition

You must obtain authorization from your academic advisor and other required authorities (specific to each college). Complete petition found online facultysenate.unlv.edu/students/request-an-overload and indicate the specific number of credits in which you wish to be enrolled. Once you have secured the appropriate signatures, submit approved form to the Office of the Registrar (SSC-C), where the courses will be manually enrolled. The form should also include the five-digit call number(s) of the additional course(s) to be added.

UNLV Graduate Students - Overload Petition

Graduate students may take no more than 12 credits for the entire Summer Term. Graduate students must complete the petition found online www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege/forms#o and obtain approval from the Graduate College.

Non-Degree Seeking Students - Overload Petition

Complete petition found online facultysenate.unlv.edu/students/request-an-overload and indicate the specific courses and number of credits in which you wish to be enrolled. After completion, the petition must be reviewed and approved by the Director of Summer Term. Submit approved form to the Office of the Registrar (SSC-C), where the courses will be manually enrolled.