Course Overload Request Information
The normal course load for most Faculty of Science programs is five 0.5 credit courses (or equivalent) per term.
LORIS allows senior students to enroll in six 0.5 credit courses because there are some programs for which this is the normal load. First year students are restricted by LORIS to five 0.5 credit courses (or equivalent) per term.
One additional course to the normal requirements taken in an Honours program (i.e., six 0.5-credit courses or equivalent) must be approved in writing by the Chair (or designate) of the department offering the program.
Each course in excess of six 0.5-credit courses (or equivalent) in any term in an Honours program requires approval in writing by the Associate Dean of Science: Student Services.
Students enrolled in general degree programs who are on academic probation require written permission from the Associate Dean of Science: Student Services to take more than five 0.5-credit courses (or equivalent) in any given term.
To request permission for a course overload for any term, please complete the Course Overload Request form.
Students enrolling in courses that are additional to the normal program load are reminded that they are fully responsible for doing so and are cautioned against possible academic difficulties.