After a full-time student's first semester, they may request to register for more than 18 credit hours, known as a course overload. To encourage academic performance of high quality, the Columbian College asks students to reflect on their prior academic performance and make an intentional, informed decision to request a course overload.
Notes: Submissions will not be reviewed until all grades from the previous semester have posted. The 19th and all subsequent credit hours require additional tuition charges. Students can refer to information about the current undergraduate per credit hour rate on the Student Accounts website.
Requirements for Eligibility for Course Overload
All students who meet the requirements may request a course overload, but no request is guaranteed approval. To apply to complete 19 or more credit hours:
- Student must be in good academic standing.
- Student must have earned a 3.5 semester GPA with at least 12* credit hours earned in the most recent full-time semester completed at GW OR have a cumulative GPA of 3.3. (*9 credits for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 only)
- Student cannot have any pending Incomplete grades.
- Student cannot have any grades of F, W, NP, or Z from the most recent full-time semester completed at GW.