L&S Credit Limits in Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters

This section explains the rules for taking more than the maximum number of credits for L&S undergraduate students during the academic year or summer session.

Letters & Science undergraduate students who wish to take more than 18 credits during the fall or spring semester can do so with the approval an L&S academic dean.  Students obtain this permission by filling out the credit overload request form.  Please note that taking more than 18 credits during the regular semester (e.g., taking 19 or 20 credits) is usually referred to as a heavy program or an "academic overload".

Contact the L&S Academic Dean's Office with further questions: 
Phone: (608) 262-0617
Email: lsdeans@saa.ls.wisc.edu