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Maximum Units Per Term, Undergraduate

Students may register for a maximum of 18 units per fall or spring semester and a maximum
of 8 units per six-week summer session. During a two- or three-week intensive session (i.e.,
January or summer),students may not take more than one course regardless of the unit value
of the course. Students may request permission to exceed this load, provided that they have
at least a 3.0 GPA, no incomplete grades and adviser approval. First-year students and students with
grades of incomplete from previous semesters will be permitted to exceed the ordinary unit
maximum only in rare circumstances. Students enrolling for more than 18 units in fall or
spring will be assessed additional tuition charges (see the Web site of the Office of the Bursar for additional tuition and fee charges).

Permission to take 19 or 20 units in a fall or spring term may be granted by a student’s
adviser on the Undergraduate Plan of Study form. Students requesting permission to take
more than 20 units in a fall or spring term, or more than 8 units during a single six-week
summer session,or more than one course in a two- or three-week intensive session (i.e.,January or summer) must submit a Petition form to the Gallatin Office of Academic Advising stating which courses they plan to take and why the exception is requested.