Full-Time Student

Effective Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Office of Primary Responsibility

School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Summary of Policy

Graduate students must be enrolled in a certain number of courses to have full-time status.

Affected Parties

School of Graduate & Advanced Studies Students

Policy Statement

For financial aid purposes, a graduate student enrolled in two or more courses or in a graduate research course is considered to be a full-time student. 

However, for IRS purposes under certain circumstances, a three-course load may be required for full-time status. Therefore, we advise all students to enroll in three courses each term.

A full-time Arts and Sciences graduate student who is in good academic standing is considered to be making satisfactory progress unless the student's graduate committee or the Graduate Dean has placed the student in unsatisfactory academic standing or taken action to separate the student from the college.