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Academic Status

Full-Time Academic Status

Full-time status is defined by academic load:
  • Graduate Students – 8 credit hours or more for fall and spring terms and 6 credit hours or more for summer.
  • Undergraduate or Professional Students – 12 credit hours or more for fall and spring terms and 6 credit hours or more for summer.
  • Professional Students – 12 credit hours or more for fall and spring terms and 6 credit hours or more for summer.
              **EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2013** Professional Students- 8 credit hours or more for fall and
                 spring terms and 6 credit hours or more for summer.

Half-Time Academic Status

Half-time status for enrollment is defined by academic load:
  • Graduate Students – 4 to 7 credit hours for fall and spring semesters and 3 to 5 credit hours for summer.
  • Undergraduate or Professional Students – 6 to 11 credit hours for fall and spring terms and 3 to 5 credit hours for summer.
  • Professional Students – 6 to 11 credit hours for fall and spring terms and 3 to 5 credit hours for summer

           ***EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2013** Professional Students- 4 to 7 credit hours for fall and spring
                and 3 to 5 credit hours for summer 

Full-time academic status may be required to maintain insurance coverage.  Paying full fees does not necessarily mean a student is in full-time academic status.