Credit Load: Part-time or Overload

Credit Load - Maximum And Minimum

Rutgers University - School of Engineering, is a full time day program. Students wishing to go below 12cr or above 19/21cr during the semester (9cr in summer) must submit a request. 

Part-Time Request

  • Part-time status may make you ineligible for services like: University Housing, Financial Aid, or coverage on your family health insurance. You can purchase inexpensive health insurance from the University. 
  • Part-Time Request

*Note: This form is NOT for dropping classes in the current semester.

Overload Request

  • The maximum credit load during the fall and spring semesters is 21 credits. During early registration (ie. when you register in the spring for the fall), you are only allowed 19 credits. This limit will be extended to 21 credits once the semester begins.
  • The maximum credit load during the summer is 9 credits.  
  • Freshmen must wait to have their Fall grades finalized before receiving approval for an overload.
  • Overload Request.