Enrollment Limits

To help ensure students have the opportunity to obtain the classes they need to stay on track toward graduation, all undergraduate students will be subject to enrollment limits during early registration (see calendar). The unit limitation includes both enrolled units and Wait List units.

Enrollment Limits for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students are cautioned against registering for more than 18 units. However, students are eligible to register for more than 18 units based on the following grade point average exceptions:

GPA Early Registration Open Registration
0.00 - 2.49 16 18
2.50 - 2.99 16 19
3.00 - 4.00 16 22
Undergraduate - Credential 16 19

Permission to enroll in excess units may be considered after Open Registration begins.

All first-time freshmen are limited to 18 units. Undergraduate students seeking a credential will all be limited to 18 units regardless of their grade point average. Exceptions to these limits must be approved by the chair of the student's major department. An absolute limit of 22 units is enforced and may only be waived with the approval of the dean of the college/school of the student's major and the approval of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Enrollment Limits for Post-baccalaureate Students

In order for Masters, Doctoral, and Certificate students to enroll in additional units beyond 16, you must obtain permission on an Academic Overload Petition from the Division of Graduate Studies. Approved Academic Overload Petition forms will not be accepted until after Open Registration begins.

Degrees/Credentials Early Registration Open Registration
Credential 20 20
Second Baccalaureate 16 See undergraduate enrollment limits
Masters 16 16
Doctoral 16 16
Certificate 16 16

Credential and Second Baccalaureate students see "Undergraduate" instructions above.

Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Credential Program Office, Kremen Education Building , Room 100, by using an Excess Units Petition form obtained in the Admissions and Records Office.

A student seeking a second baccalaureate degree will follow the same enrollment restrictions described above for undergraduate students (based on the student's overall grade point average).