Academic Load

Students registered for nine or more credits are considered full-time graduate students. Students registered for at least four credits but less than nine credits are considered half-time. The University standard is that no more than one graduate credit may be taken per week of attendance during summer session. Students registered for six or more credits in the summer session are considered full-time graduate students. Students enrolled for three to five-and-a-half credits are considered half-time.

Enrollment in at least one thesis credit or in an applied field project is also considered full-time enrollment for financial aid and enrollment certification purposes.

Graduate students may register for no more than 15 credits during a semester and no more than one credit per week for the summer session. Registrations in excess of these limits are appropriate only under very rare circumstances and are possible only with the approval of the College Dean.