Course Search & Enroll - "Exceeded your credit maximum" or "Minimum credits not met" Error

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This document explains the meaning of the "Exceeded your credit maximum" or "Minimum credits not met" error messages and how you can resolve it. Note


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.

Summer Term Credit Limit:

Students are limited to course enrollment equal to one credit per week of session. The eight week general session allows for 9 credits over the session period.
In addition to the session credit limit, undergraduate students can enroll in a maximum of twelve credits across the summer term.
For more information: Student Center - Summer Session Credit Overload.
Session codes and dates.

The enrollment system won’t let you enroll for credits outside the maximum or minimum allowed.

Course enrollment failed: You were not enrolled. Enrolling in this course would have exceeded your credit load maximum.


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