Will engineering ever allow people to take 7 C.U. anymore? I heard they changed the policy to make it practically impossible.


I know getting 6.5 CUs is doable for dual-degree students, but everyone I know who has tried to get 7 CUs has been denied. Unless you're in dire need of that 7th credit, I wouldn't bother.

If you're interested in trying anyways, here's the link to the petition form.

Absent Aardvark, April 9th 3:11 AM

Going to actually contradict the above! I was able to get 7 CU approved this past fall, and had to do it through the petition process. It's not impossible, but you definitely have to give a reason for it. In my case, I needed the credits to both go abroad and graduate, and wrote the petition + talked to engineering advising about my course plan to make it work.

The process was pretty fast (1-2 weeks maybe?) from the SEAS end, but required going through admin as the link above does. I justified why I thought my set of classes was manageable (especially in the context of prior academic performance...yikes) and mentioned I planned on taking one class pass-fail.

I'm not sure how likely it is to be approved if you don't have a strong reason for it, but it never hurts to try.

Bovine Bear, April 9 2019, 6:36 PM