Full-Time & Part-Time Enrollment

Undergraduate students who register for fewer than 12 hours and graduate students who register for fewer than nine hours during the fall or spring semesters are considered to be enrolled part time. Undergraduate students may not enroll in a program part time without the express permission of the academic advising unit of the school or college in which the student is, or plans to be, enrolled.

Undergraduate Students

  • A full-time undergraduate student is enrolled in at least 12 semester hours during the fall and spring semesters, or an equivalent number of hours during the summer session.
  • A three-quarters-time undergraduate student is enrolled in at least nine semester hours during the fall and spring semesters, or an equivalent number of hours during the summer session.
  • A half-time undergraduate student is enrolled in at least six semester hours during the fall and spring semesters, or an equivalent number of hours during the summer session.

Graduate Students

  • A full-time graduate student is enrolled in at least 9 semester hours during the fall and spring semesters, or an equivalent number of hours during the summer session.
  • A three-quarters time graduate student is enrolled in at least 6 semester hours during the fall and spring semesters, or an equivalent number of hours during the summer session.
  • A half-time graduate student is enrolled in at least 4 semester hours during the fall and spring semesters, or an equivalent number of hours during the summer session.

Professional Students

  • Law student — 12 hours
  • Medical student — 14 hours
  • Veterinary medicine student — 12 hours

Policy Source: Faculty Council, Article VII