Zicklin Undergraduate Services

Unit Overload

Students will submit a request form online (only available during registration). Requests will be reviewed approximately two weeks after the end of the current semester. Eligible students will be notified via Baruch email.


To qualify for a unit overload, students must have earned a 3.5 Baruch GPA or higher and have no unresolved grades. Students are not allowed to drop any courses during the semester they are approved and enrolled in unit overload. There are no exceptions to this policy. Students can submit the permission request online: HERE.

  • Spring/Fall semesters, maximum overload is 3 units for a total of 21 units.
  • Summer sessions, maximum overload is a fifth course. Maximum three courses in one session; a summer session III course counts as a summer session II course