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Credit Overload (Full-time)

(Langone Part-time MBA students: please see Acceleration)

Full-time students are permitted to take up to 3.0 credits of Credit Overload during the MBA program. Students may take all 3.0 credits of credit overload in one semester or may take 1.5 credits of credit overload in two semesters. Credit Overloads are not permitted in the first semester.

Students must understand and agree to the following policies: 

Good Academic Standing

To be considered for a credit overload, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and be in good academic standing.

Full-time Course Load

Students must follow the requirements for the Full-time program outlined in their first semester. 
In order to maintain Full-time status, students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits every semester.

Credit Overload per Semester

Students may overload for a total of three (3) credits only:
18 credits in one semester; OR   
16.5 credits in two semesters.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time students pay flat rate tuition and fees for four semesters of study.
Standard tuition refund and scholastic standing policies are in effect regardless of credit load.
If a student withdraws from any course after the 100% tuition refund date during a semester in which they have received a credit overload, they will not be eligible to request a credit overload in a subsequent semester.
Per point tuition will be charged for any credits above 63.
Change of status from the Full-time to Langone Part-time MBA program may result in additional pro-rated tuition charges for all credits taken towards the MBA.


Students are only permitted to lottery for a maximum of 15 credits per semester and the total of 60 overall credits.
Approved Course Overloads will be applied after the lottery during the drop/add period to be fair to all students and provide equal opportunity to students for course selection. 
Any additional credits above 60 (see Free Course), must be added during the add/drop period.
Students are expected to adhere to all drop deadlines as outlined by the Office of Records and Registration.


Application Process

To apply for a Credit Overload, you must:
  1. Submit a Credit Overload request through the Credit Overload site. Please note that these requests will be processed once all grades have been submitted and the lottery has ended.
  2. Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive an automated decision. 
  3. If your Credit Overload is approved, your credit limit will be raised accordingly.
  4. You may add your additional credits after the lottery during the Drop/Add period through AIS.