Jul 21, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Full-time Status


Full-time Status

Undergraduate Full-time Status. The minimum registration load for a full-time undergraduate student is 12 credits. Students who desire to graduate in four years (eight semesters) must average a semester load of at least 15 credits per semester. To be eligible for student body offices, students are required to be registered for 12 or more credits. Eligibility for federal financial aid is based on the enrollment each term. Students on scholarships must be registered for 15 or more credits, unless otherwise indicated.

Veterans and students eligible for a veteran's educational allowance are required to be matriculated and registered for 12 or more credits (for undergraduate students) or 9 or more credits (for graduate students) to qualify for full educational benefits. Students registered for less than 12 credits should contact the on campus Veterans Program Coordinator to determine if they are eligible for partial benefits.

Graduate Full-time Status. In order to be considered a full-time matriculated graduate student, a student must be:

  1. registered for 9 or more graduate credits; or
  2. registered for 6 or more graduate credits if employed as a graduate assistant for 15 hours per week or more; or
  3. registered for 3 graduate credits with all required coursework completed and only the research component of the degree remaining (the student's Program of Study must have been submitted to the School of Graduate Studies); or
  4. registered for at least 3 graduate credits during the semester of the final thesis/dissertation defense or, in a non-thesis degree program - the last semester of coursework required on the student's Program of Study
  5. Note: To defer a loan or to receive student loans, undergraduates must be registered for at least 6 credits, graduates must be registered for 5 credits, or graduates who have completed their Program of Study and are considered full time at 3 credits by the School of Graduate Studies.