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For student financial aid purposes, full-time undergraduate student status is defined as registered for minimum 12 credit hours in one semester. Undergraduate students wanting to registering for more than 18 credit hours in fall or spring semester may be eligible for an approved course overload. Please refer to the Course Load for Undergraduate Students policy in this Catalog for more information.

A full-time graduate student is one registered for 8 to 16 hours in any one semester, with 16 hours being the maximum number that may be carried per semester, with the exception of students in the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree who may be required to be registered for more. A graduate student who has entered into candidacy and is within the university’s maximum time and credit hour limits for completion of the degree may carry a program of one or more graduate-level credits involving research (Dissertation II) under the direction of the candidate’s dissertation advisor, and will be considered as full time.

A part-time undergraduate student is taking less than 12 credit hours in one semester. A part-time graduate student is one taking less than 8 hours per semester. Persons doing graduate work while engaged in a full-time, on-campus position should attempt to limit themselves to one course. Off-campus work is governed by the same rules that apply to work on campus.

For a comprehensive breakdown of full-time and part-time status for both undergraduate and graduate students, see the Enrollment Certification policy in this Catalog.