Course Overload

Students are limited to 20 credits per semester (15 credits in the summer). Those who find it necessary to exceed this credit limit must seek approval by completing the Petition for Additional Course Load form. Completed forms must be returned to the Academic Records office by the end of the second day of classes during the semester for which the overload is required. The Academic Records office will seek approval/denial from the Department Chair/Program Manager and notify the student on or before the deadline to add classes.

Steps to request an additional course load
  1. Review BSC Student Credit Load Policy
  2. Fill out the BSC Course Override form.
    Students are encouraged to seek out and attach a course override form for the course(s) not already on their schedule or for the course(s) they are petitioning. Registration will only occur if the course is open or a course override accompanies the petition.
    1. Print the form
    2. Secure instructor's signature
  3. Print and complete the Petition for Additional Course Load form
  4. Submit Course Override and Petition for Additional Course Load to Academic Records for approval or denial.
  • In person: Academic Records, 1st Floor Schafer Hall
  • By mail:  Bismarck State College
                    Attn: Academic Records
                    PO Box 5587
                    Bismarck, ND 58506-5587
  • By fax: 701-224-5643