With the approval of their director of graduate studies (DGS) and the associate dean for academic affairs, graduate students may enroll in more than 15.0 graded credits in a semester. The student should meet with the DGS to discuss his/her program of study and academic history to determine if a course overload is advisable.

The student must complete the request form, obtain the signature of the DGS and submit the form to gradacademics@duke.edu no later than two business days before the conclusion of the drop/add period.

If approved, the student’s credit limit will be raised, and the student will be notified by email to add the course to his/her schedule in DukeHub before the end of the drop/add period.