Full-time Status

An undergraduate student is considered full time taking twelve credit hours, and a graduate student is considered full time taking nine credit hours.

Exceptions to the minimum credit hours for an undergraduate student may be made when:

  1. A student is registered for internship, practicum, or cooperative education activities that require full-time work and will count toward completion of the student’s degree program (upon the request of a student’s academic dean).

Exceptions to the minimum credit hours for a graduate student may be made when:

  1. A student is registered for internship, practicum, or cooperative education activities that require full-time work and will count toward completion of the student’s degree program (upon the request of the Dean of the Graduate School).
  2. A student is completing a thesis or dissertation and is enrolled in a class specifically identified as being for this purpose.
  3. A student is conducting prospectus research prior to admission to candidacy and is enrolled in a class specifically identified as being for this purpose.

The above exceptions may not apply to a student’s eligibility for financial aid (e.g., scholarships, grants, loans, etc.). A student who has questions concerning the enrollment requirements for his or her financial aid should contact the financial aid office and confer with a financial aid counselor.