Full Time/Half Time Policy

Exceptions to the above policies may exist and will have written documentation on file.

Students enrolled full-time for both the Fall and Spring semesters are considered full-time for enrollment purposes for the calendar year August to August, regardless of enrollment in summer courses.

* For financial aid purposes, only those credits appropriate to the degree can be counted when determining enrollment status. All undergraduate student credits must be undergraduate and all graduate student credits must be graduate. For example, an undergraduate with 9 undergraduate credits and 3 graduate credits is not considered full-time for financial aid purposes, but for enrollment purposes, the student is considered full-time.

Law students, please check with the Law School for certification and financial aid requirements.

Medical students, please check with the School of Medicine for certification and financial aid requirements.

This table is subject to change. Last Updated April 2, 2015.
Fall/Spring Semesters Summer Semester
69 Class Days in each Semester 27 Class Days in each Session
Undergraduate Students
Full Time 12 or more credits 12 credits
(all credits may be in one session or as a total combination of credits from each session)
Half Time 6 – 11 credits 6 – 11 credits
(all credits may be in one session or as a total combination of credits from each session)
Less than Half Time 1 – 5 credits 1 – 5 credits
(all credits may be in one session or as a total combination of credits from each session)
Graduate Students
Full Time 9 or more credits,
All 800 level courses
6 or more credits,
All 800 level courses
Half Time 5 – 8 credits 3 – 5 credits
Less than Half Time 1 – 4 credits 1 – 2 credits
Graduate Teaching and Research Assistants
Full Time 9 or more credits
All 800 level courses
6 or more credits
All 800 level courses