A student who wishes to register for more than 16 units during a fall or spring semester must obtain the approval of the major department chair at the time of registration. Five units is the maximum for which a student may enroll during a winter term and ten units during summer term. Additional units in a winter and summer term require the approval of the major department chair. Enrollment for approved excess units is permitted beginning the first day of class.
Units taken for Credit by Examination do not count toward excess units; however, concurrent enrollment courses, audited courses, and courses in which a student is making up an incomplete grade are all counted as part of the student's total course load, making them applicable to this regulation.
When courses in the 5000 series are included, a program normally may not exceed three courses or 12 units in fall or spring. Students with outside responsibilities are advised to reduce their study loads proportionately.