Full-Time or Part-Time Status / Course Load
A normal course load for a student wishing to be full-time is 12 to 17 credit hours.
A normal course load for a student wishing to be full-time in summer is 12 credit hours.
To be considered full-time, a student must enroll for at least 12 credit hours.
To be considered half-time, a student must enroll for at least 6 credit hours.
In order to enroll for 18 or more credit hours, a student must have maintained an average of “B” (3.0) in a 15-hour course load during the preceding semester. Permission to enroll for 18 or more credit hours should be obtained from the student’s academic advisor.
Audit hours do not apply in counting hours for full time status.
To be considered full-time, a student must enroll for at least 9 credit hours.
To be considered half-time, a student must enroll in at least 4 credit hours.
Students enrolling for more than 9 credit hours must have the approval of the Dean for Graduate Studies. In some programs special permission may be granted to take more than 9 credit hours as a regular load. Students should consult with the department/school for provisions.
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