Enrollment Status

Full-time student status in all undergraduate degree programs is 12 semester hours. A student need not maintain full-time status, but should be aware of the continuous enrollment policy for their program, and of the impact of enrollment status on possible financial aid.

Levels of enrollment for undergraduate degree programs are:

  • Full-time = 12 or more credit hours
  • Three-quarter-time = 9-11 credit hours
  • Half-time = 6-8 credit hours
  • Less than half-time = less than 6 credit hours

Full-time student status in all graduate (including seminary) degree programs is 8 semester hours. A student need not maintain full-time status, but should be aware of the continuous enrollment policy for their program, and of the impact of enrollment status on possible financial aid.

Levels of enrollment for graduate degree programs are:

  • Full-time = 8 or more credit hours
  • Three-quarter-time = 6-7 credit hours
  • Half-time = 4-5 credit hours
  • Less than half-time = less than 4 credit hours

Some financial aid programs and student housing are limited to those enrolled full-time. Generally, only full-time students may represent the university in an official capacity or may hold a major office in a student organization.

International students with some visa types must maintain full-time status to remain in compliance with U.S. immigration regulations. Students can contact the International Student Services office for more information.