Units-Academic Advisory Center (AAC) - Carnegie Mellon University

Normal Load

A normal load consists of 5 courses(45 units) but this will vary depending on how many units each course is. 45 units each semester will keep you on pace for graduation in 4 years.


Students who are permitted to overload may register for 6 full courses (9-12 units). Anything beyond 6 full courses is NOT permitted.


Students must have a total of 360 units to gradudate with a minimum Q.P.A. of 2.0. The 360 must not consists of more than 9 units of 69-xxx, ROTC (30-xxx, 31-xxx, 32-xxx) and 98-xxx courses combined.