Catalog 2018-2019

Definition of Full-Time Study

In determining full-time status, audits may not be included. The minimum credit requirement to define full-time student status for financial aid eligibility or visa requirements does not preclude academic programs from defining a set number of credit hours per semester to progress through the curriculum within the specified time period for completing the degree. Students wishing to take more than 18.5 credits per semester need the permission of their advisor and their program director.

Graduate Programs

Fall and Spring Semesters

In the fall and spring semesters, full-time status at the graduate level is defined as enrollment in 9 or more credits. Half-time status is defined as enrollment in at least 4.5 and less than 9 credits.

Summer Semester

In the summer semester, full-time status at the graduate level is defined as enrollment in 6 or more credits. Half-time status is defined as enrollment in at least 3 and less than 6 credits.

Undergraduate Programs

Includes Accelerated BSN and Science Prerequisites for the Health Care Professions

For all semesters, full-time status is defined as enrollment in 12 or more credits. Half-time status is defined as enrollment in at least 6 and less than 12 credits.

International Students

International students who carry F-1 visas are required to maintain a full-time course of study in each semester of enrollment. In any semester that an International student is registered for Thesis Research or Thesis Continuation, the student must also register for "Certified Full Time Study" in order to qualify for full time status while completing terminal projects. Registration details for Certified Full-Time Study will be provided by the Registrar at the time of registration.

Please note: A change in enrollment status may affect financial aid and F-1 visa requirements.