The petition process for receiving a registration overload is dependent upon the student's matriculation semester. Detailed information is available through the Academic Advising website.
For students who matriculated to Rice prior to the Fall 2016 semester, students must secure permission in writing from the Office of the Academic Advising to register for more than 20 credits in any semester.
For students who matriculated to Rice in the Fall 2016 semester and thereafter, students must secure permission from either the Office of Academic Advising or their appropriate major advisor(s) for more than 18 credits in any semester.
Guidelines regarding the overload petition process can be found on the Academic Advising website.
Please see the Academic Advising website for information on this process.