Your college determines your Maximum Credit Hour Load, and written permission from your college dean or advising center is required to exceed the credit hour maximum. The permission should be obtained on an "Override Authorization Form", which must be processed at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South.
You should submit the form at the time of registration. The college dean's office for visiting students (students-at-large) and inter-campus students is the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (formerly General Studies), 127 Love Library South.
If the maximum credit hour limit established by your college is exceeded, you may be required to decrease your credit hour load for the semester.
Undergraduate Credit Hour Registration Guidelines
|College||Max. Credit Hours|
|Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources||
|Arts and Sciences||
|Criminology and Criminal Justice||
|Education and Human Sciences||
|Exploratory and Pre-Professional||
|Fine and Performing Arts||20|
|Journalism and Mass Communications||
|Intercampus (UNK, UNMC, UNO)||
Graduate Credit Hour Registration Guidelines
Unemployed graduate students may register for a maximum of 15 credit hours (including any undergraduate courses). Graduate students who are employed are advised not to exceed the following registration guidelines:
|Hours Employed/wk||Max. Credit Hours|
Undergraduate Credit Hour Summer Registration Limits
|College||Pre-Session||8-Weeks||1st 5-Weeks||2nd 5-Weeks|
|Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources||3||9||6||6|
|Arts & Sciences||4||10||7||7|
|Education & Human Sciences||4||9||7||7|
|Exploratory and Pre-Professional||3||6||6||6|
|Fine & Performing Arts||3||9||6||6|
|Journalism & Mass Comm||4||9||7||7|
|Visiting (students-at-large, intercampus)||3||9||6||6|
A combination of registration for the pre-session, 8-week session, and/or the 1st 5-week session shall not exceed the limit allowed by the 8-week session.
Graduate Credit Hour Summer Registration Limits
|more than 20||1||4||3|
*One course permitted for a maximum of 3 credit hours.
Summer Student Enrollment Status by Credit Hours
|Status||Full-Time||3/4 time||1/2 time||Less than 1/2 time|
|Undergraduate||9+ hours||6-8 hours||4-5 hours||1-3 hours|
|Graduate||6+ hours||4-5 hours||3 hours||1-2 hours|