Petition for Overload
Petition for Overload Requests
The limitation on the number of enrollment hours is based on the Texas Administrative Code. This policy sets that institutions should not allow students to enroll in more credits than the number of weeks in the semester to ensure success. The maximum amount of hours a student should take in each Flex semester is 9, and the max amount of hours in a 16 week semester is 18. A link to this policy is included below:
Need to request permission to take additional hours? Please download and complete a Petition for Overload form.
Forms MUST be submitted to an academic advisor during an advising appointment. Petition for Overload forms will not be accepted by email or in person at the Advising Front Counter.
Students requesting to take more than the maximum credit hours during a semester must meet the following requirements:
- Have a minimum overall institutional GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Have a prior semester GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours
- Have completed at least one semester while enrolled in 15 or more credit hours with a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be requesting to complete the course at Northwest Vista College
- Must be in good Academic Standing (overall institutional GPA is above 2.0)
- Advisor recommendation
*Students wanting to overload a course at a different Alamo College District college must submit the Petition for Overload form to that institution.
Special consideration may be granted to students who are needing an additional course for their graduating semester.
Must have official transcripts on file showing that they meet the requirements listed above at their previous institution(s).
Must have completed a mini-mester previously with a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher in addition to meeting the requirements above.
All requests must have been submitted no later than two weeks prior to the first day of class to be reviewed.
A response is sent to a student’s ACES email within two weeks of the date of submission.
Academic Standards Team
Effective Monday, March 23rd until further notice:
Drop-in services will be offered through our chat service only.
Drop-in Services are available:
Beginning Monday, March 23rd until further notice:
General Hours of Operation
Spring 2020 Hours
1st Saturday of the Month: 9:00am-1:00pm
Note: Appointments are not available the same day, they must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Enrollment Management is now held at the Records Office. It is no longer at Advising.
The Advising Services office may be reached by phone at 210-486-4100. Please be able to provide your full name, and banner ID when requesting specific information.
The Academic Advising Services are located in Cypress Campus Center (CCC) in the first floor hallway, directly past Student Financial Services. Please visit the Advising Services Check-in Window for assistance.
The following information is for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester:
Fall 2020 Priority Deadline
Thursday, July 30th, 2020
Students who complete all steps of the petition process by the priority deadline are guaranteed a dismissal interview.
Fall 2020 Absolute Last Day to Submit
Friday, August 7th, 2020
Students who submit their packet after July 30th and by August 7th, 2020 by 11:59 pm are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis in order of process completion.