Undergraduate Credit Overload Request

In order to be considered for an overload, students must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have completed the prior semester with a GPA of 2.33 or higher
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.33 or higher
  • Have demonstrated in prior semesters at Mason the ability to handle an increased and demanding course load while maintaining high performance
  • Have no remaining incompletes (INs) from a previous semester

Freshmen and transfer students in their first semesters are not given permission for overloads as they have yet to establish an academic record at George Mason University. However, special consideration may be given for study abroad programs during the winter intersession or Spring break week.

If approved for an overload, the student is responsible for adding the additional class(es) and paying for the related tuition by the official university deadlines.


Print the Credit Overload Process Form found here

Provide an explanation of Employment and other commitments for the semester of the overload, and attach a detailed explanation of your reason for requesting an overload to the form.

Submit the form and attachments to your advisor.