Course Search & Enroll - "Exceeded your credit maximum" or "Minimum credits not met" Error
This document explains the meaning of the "Exceeded your credit maximum" or "Minimum credits not met" error messages and how you can resolve it.
What it means:
UW-Madison has limits on the number of credits that you can take in a term: for Fall or Spring, 18 credits for undergraduates; 15 credits for Graduate School students; it varies for other types of students (Law, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, etc.).
Some types of students also have a minimum number of credits required for their program.
The enrollment system won’t let you enroll for credits outside the maximum or minimum allowed.
What to do:
Decide which classes fit your academic plan and still fall within your credit limit. Use the Save for later option in Course Search & Enroll to take a class out of your cart and bookmark it for enrollment in a later term.
If you have enrolled in classes that allow you to choose how many credits you earn (“variable credits”), you may be able to change those credits to fit within your maximum.
Use the Swap feature to enroll in one class while dropping another. Swap won’t drop the other class until you have successfully enrolled in the new one.
Contact your academic dean’s office if you want to request an exception to the maximum or minimum credit limit. Tuition is assessed according to your enrolled credits, among other factors. Your tuition rate may change if you enroll in credits above the maximum limit.