|Academic Year||Full-time (F)||9 cr hrs|
|3/4-time (T)||6-8 cr hrs|
|1/2-time (H)||4-5 cr hrs|
|Less than 1/2-time (L)||1-3 cr hrs|
|Summer||Full-time (F)||6 cr hrs|
|3/4-time (T)||4-5 cr hrs|
|1/2-time (H)||3 cr hrs|
|Less than 1/2-time (L)||1-2 cr hrs|
Graduate students are considered full time when registered for 9 credit hours during an academic semester or at least 6 credit hours during the summer, whether or not the student holds a graduate assistantship.
Students in a thesis-option masters degree program (Option I) or doctoral student in candidacy, may request to be full-time certified each semester they are under enrolled for the time limit allowed for their degree.
To be eligible for the full-time certification, the student must be currently registered for at least one credit hour and have been registered at least half time (i.e., at least 4 credits) in the fall and spring terms prior to the initiation of the full-time certification status. Masters students may utilize the full-time certification not longer than 12 months; doctoral candidates may utilize the full-time certification not longer than 24 months.