Without special permission, a continuing student in good standing may take no more than 18 credits. Permission for an overload is given only on the basis of academic performance. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 for the most recent semester at UMW are eligible for an overload to 19 credits. Students with a GPA below a 3.00 or who wish to attempt 20 or more hours will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students may request an overload by completing a request form in the Office of Academic Services in Lee Hall, on the Fredericksburg campus or the Office of the Registrar on the Stafford campus. Students whose petition to exceed 18 credit hours is approved will be charged additional fees according to the tuition overload rate.