College of Arts and Sciences Students
A student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program must be registered for no fewer than three and one-half courses/14 credits to qualify for official full-time standing. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences who wish to register in any semester for more than four and one-half courses/18 credits up to five and one-half courses/22 credits must obtain permission in advance from the Academic Advising Resource Center.
In order to request permission to overload, students should complete the Course Overload Request Form, and schedule a meeting with an assistant dean for student support based on the directions on the form. Students will be charged an overload fee for any courses/credits over five courses/20 credits.
For more information regarding tuition and fees, see the Expenses Section of the Course Catalog.
The overload request form can be accessed through Oberview and should be submitted electronically. After submission, you will receive a confirmatory email with more instructions.
Oberlin Conservatory Students
Students in Oberlin Conservatory and the Double Degree Program must be registered for a minimum of 16 credits per semester to qualify for full-time standing. Conservatory students who wish to register in any semester for overload (more than 24 credits) must obtain permission in advance from the Office of the Conservatory Deans. Conservatory students may register for 26 credits in any two semesters.
Double Degree Program Students
Students in the Double Degree Program may register for a maximum of 26 credits per semester. Double-degree students who wish to register for overload (more than 26 credits per semester) must obtain permission in advance from the Office of the Conservatory Deans. Double majors with two areas of principal private study may register for 28 credits without additional cost. Students electing to take two areas of principal private study are charged at the per-credit overload price for each credit above eight.
Full tuition is charged for all students unless permission to study on a part-time basis or to take more than the maximum number of credits allowed is obtained. The semester’s tuition is based on the number of courses for which a student is registered at the end of the add/drop period for semester courses, which is the eighth class day of the semester.
For further information regarding tuition and fees, see the Expenses Section in the Course Catalog.