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Enrollment Time Status:
Full-Time, Half-Time, Less than Half-Time
Certification of full-time, half-time or less than half-time enrollment status for loan deferment, medical insurance, athletic eligibility and other purposes, is based on academic career and credit hours of enrollment in a given term (Fall, Spring, Summer). Listed below are the requirements that constitute full-time student status for official enrollment certification purposes by the Office of the Registrar and for financial assistance.
Full-time enrollment as defined below, is often required in order for students to be covered for health/medical insurance or to defer repayment of student loans. For example, a dependent student may be covered under their parent's medical insurance plan as long as that student remains enrolled full-time. If that student were to drop below full-time status, they may not be covered. This should be considered when dropping or withdrawing from a class.
Full - Time
Half - Time
< Half - Time
1 - 5
1 - 3
Questions regarding exceptions for financial aid purposes should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.
For Undergraduates, 12 credit hours is full-time but 15 is ON TIME!
Note that full-time enrollment for official certification and financial aid purposes, as noted above is different than full-time enrollment for purposes of completing an undergraduate degree in four years (eight semesters). A student who is working on an undergraduate degree that requires at least 120 credit hours for completion of requirements should expect to complete 15 or 16 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters in order to complete degree requirements in eight semesters. See your academic adviser for more specific information regarding per semester credit hour recommendations for your program.