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Semester/Term Over Hours Approval

Process for students who want to take between 18.5-21 credits during the fall or winter semesters, or 9.5-11 credits during the spring and summer terms.

Qualifications:

A student must...

  • be in good academic standing in order to be considered.

  • have completed at least one semester on campus.

Things to Consider

  • It is strongly recommended for students to have a graduation plan with all of their graduation requirements mapped out until they graduate. This will allow students to determine how helpful taking additional credits will be to their overall plan.
  • If approved, students will not be able to register for more than 18 credits during the fall or winter or 9 credits during the spring or summer terms until the first day of the semester or term (This is a BYU policy). Students interested in taking additional credits may need to adjust their registration accordingly.
  • LSA can only approve up to 21 credits during a semester or 11 credits during a term. If a student is interested in taking more credits than that they need to petition the university at https://registrar.byu.edu/petitions. Prior to petitioning the university they need to be approved to take up to 21 or 11 credits by the college (see process below)

Process

  • Fill out and submit the over hours approval form online (see below).
  • Once submitted, your request will be sent to the Life Sciences Advisement Supervisor for consideration
  • The LSA supervisor will then contact you to let you know if your request has been approved, denied, or if more information is needed to make a decision.

Approval Form

Click here to access the approval form