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Summer Session 2015

Summer/Winter Session Course Load

Summer session course load

  • During the summer, you can register for up to 16 total credits (no more than 8 credits in each of the two summer sessions).
  • If you attempt to enroll in more than 8 credits per session, you will be blocked during online registration.

Winter session course load

  • During winter session you can register for no more than 4.5 credits, due to the condensed length of the term.
  • If you attempt to enroll in more than 4.5 credits, you will be blocked during online registration.

Course load exceptions

  • Highly motivated and academically strong students may be granted permission to enroll in more than the designated course load limits.
  • Advanced approval is required by both the student's primary major advisor and the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising to enroll in excess credits.

How to request excess credit approval

  • Download and complete an "Enroll for Excess Credit" form.
  • Consult with your primary major advisor to verify he/she agrees to approve the additional credits.
  • Obtain your advisor's signature on the form.
  • E-mail the completed and signed form to the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising for review at arc@umbc.edu.
  • Please allow at least a week before the start of classes to process your request.
  • The Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising will notify you by e-mail regarding whether your request to enroll in excess credits is approved.

Questions about the excess credits process should be directed to

Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising
Room 102 Academic Services Bldg
410-455-2729
arc@umbc.edu