Unit Overload Request

While a 100% study load for a semester is 12 units, if you wish to enrol in more than 15 units in a semester, you will need to seek approval by completing this Unit Overload Request form. 

The online enrolment system will normally allow you to enrol in up to 15 units per semester. This is considered an overload of three units. Approval for an Unit Overload is based on your previous academic performance and takes into consideration your future study pathways. The approval of the overload is done in consultation with the Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching. 

It will be your responsibility to manage your workload if an overload request is approved. 

Submit a Unit Overload Request 

A Unit Overload Request will only be considered once you have attempted to enrol in all of your courses. 

The Unit Overload will cause the last enrolment to fail. Access Adelaide will then display an Enrolment Request ID number. This ID number will allow the Arts Faculty Office to assess the enrolment request. 

Once you have the Enrolment Request ID number, you can complete the following form. 

Enrolment request ID number

Personal details

The course you wish to enrol into

Reason for overloading

Please note: approval for Unit Overload is based on student’s previous academic performance. 

Acceptance of approval


Please note that this approval means that you are prepared to accept responsibility for any consequences of the Unit Overload. We recommend that you review your study load prior to the Census Date and ‘drop’ a course (via Access Adelaide) if your study load is difficult to manage. 

Please agree to the below statement.