On occasion, a student may need (or elect) to register for an extra course in a semester. This is called an overload. If you need to request an overload, please contact your academic advisor.
Standard CAMD course load, covered by full-time tuition
• Fall/Spring semesters: 4 regular courses (normally 4 SH each, but some majors have 5 or 6 SH courses in their curriculum) + Mandatory co-requisite courses + No Charge courses
• Summer semesters: 2 regular courses (normally 4 SH each, but some majors have 5 or 6 SH courses in their curriculum) + Mandatory co-requisite courses + No Charge courses (if offered)
Mandatory Co-requisite Courses
Any course that is mandated to be taken along with a regular course, such as:
• 0 SH or 1 SH labs for science courses
• 0 SH or 1 SH Tools courses (for Art + Design courses)
No Charge Courses
• Intro to College (sometimes called “XXXX at NU” where “XXXX” is a department name)
• Intro to Co-op (names vary by major)
• 1 SH music ensembles (music lessons are not No Charge courses)
Please keep in mind:
• Overload tuition is assessed for the full credit value of the overload course.
• Full-time tuition does not cover up to 19 redits. It covers a standard course load. See above for description.
• The registration system allows you to register for up to 19 credits on your own. That is to allow students to register for the necessary labs, other co-requisites, and No Charge courses without assistance from an academic advisor.
• When you are registering for courses for a term, there are two values on the Add/Drop screen. One is “Total Credit Hours” and the other is “Billing Hours.” If Billing Hours goes above 16 for Fall/Spring, or above 8 for a summer term, you’re going to be charged foran overload.
• If you’re registering for something other than what is outlined in the “Mandatory Co-requisite Courses” or the “No Charge Courses,”please contact Student Financial Services to see if you will be charged overload tuition, and how much that charge will be.
Please read the Student Accounting Billing Policy.