Section 3.4: Enrollment Definitions

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. A part-time graduate student is one taking less than 8 hours in one semester. For summer, enrollment may be fulfilled in one or more sessions within the summer term. Students in the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree may be required to be registered for more than 16 hours.


  • Full-time enrollment:  8-16 credit hours
  • Three-quarter-time enrollment:  6-7 credit hours
  • Half-time enrollment:  4-5 credit hours
  • Less-than-half-time enrollment:  1-3 credit hours