The standard course load for WPI students is one unit per term (exclusive of courses for ROTC and Physical Education classes, which do not count towards overloads). Students who register for more than 7/3 (or 21 credits) per semester will be charged accordingly. Please note that overload charges are computed at the beginning of B term and at the beginning of D term based on the course and project load included in the student’s final term registration. Project work is credit-bearing and is included in overload calculations.
Registration for courses that will result in an overload may take place, on a space-available basis, as of the first day of the term in which that course is offered. A student may not include any portion of qualifying work as part of an overload without the approval of both the academic and project advisors. Written approval will be requested before registration can be completed in such cases.
To compute overload charges, see Expenses.