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Blugold Central: Excess Credit Surcharge

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In accordance with Board of Regents policy, all resident undergraduate students who have accumulated either 165 credits or 30 credits more than required for their degree programs, whichever is greater, will be charged a surcharge equal to 100% of the regular resident tuition on all credits beyond that level. Every student has the right to appeal the surcharge.

Policy Exceptions

  • Undergraduate "special" students
  • Graduate students
  • Post-baccalaureate students
  • Students pursuing post-baccalaureate certification or licensure
  • Residents of other states
  • Minnesota reciprocity students

Transfer Credits

This policy applies only to credits earned in the UW and WTC Systems. Credits transferred from other institutions, as well as other types of credit such as advanced placement, retroactive credits, and credits by exam, are not included.

Policy Application

The surcharge will be applied to students in the semester following the one in which they reached the earned credit limit of 165 resident credits or 30 credits more than required for their degree programs, whichever is greater.

For more information, view the UW-System Policy on Excess Credits.

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