Pennsylvania Highlands has established maximum credit loads for our degree-seeking students based on semester length. For 15-week terms, students are permitted to register for up to 18 credits. For shorter terms the maximums are as follows: 12 credits for 12-week terms, 9 credits for 7-week and 6-week terms, 6 credits for terms shorter than 6 weeks. For non-degree-seeking students, the maximum credit load is 11 credits, or part-time status, for 15-week terms. These maximums were created to provide the best opportunity for students to achieve academic success. Students who wish to register for credits above the maximums established are required to obtain approval from an academic advisor and the Vice President of Academic Affairs by completing the Academic Overload Request Form available by contacting the Registrar's Office.