The normal program at Willamette includes sixteen semester hours per semester. A student is considered full-time if registered for 12.0 or more semester hours. A student is considered in good academic standing if he or she is not on academic probation.
Any undergraduate student in good academic standing, who is making normal progress toward an undergraduate degree, is eligible to register for more than 18 semester hours with the concurrence of an advisor. Students not meeting these criteria must petition the Academic Status Committee for approval of an overload. Petition forms are available in the Registrar's Office.
Students who wish to add overload semester hours to their schedules may do so beginning on the first day of the semester, by completing an Enrollment Change (Add/Drop) form. Enrollment Change forms may be obtained from the Registrar's Office website and require signatures from the academic advisor and the professor of each affected course. Deadlines for adding and dropping courses are listed in the academic calendar. Students are urged to note the deadlines carefully. Information about overload charges is available by contacting the Student Accounts Office.