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   Full-Time Status, Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students: Full-time status for undergraduate students will be based on registration for 12 or more semester hours. Official status (either full-time or part-time) for academic purposes will be determined on the basis of a student's registration at the end of the Schedule Adjustment Period. The Schedule Adjustment Period is defined as the first ten days of classes. FULL-TIME status is based on the following criteria:

  1. Registered for 12 or more semester hours at the end of the Schedule Adjustment Period.
  2. Courses registered for AUDIT are not included in the calculation of credits for full-time status.
  3. UMEI PROGRAM: Students enrolled in UMEI 001-004 are considered full-time students. If enrolled in UMEI 005 (semi-intensive), undergraduate students must also register for 6-8 credits appropriate to their program to meet the full-time requirement.

Note: Students on scholarships and grants are expected to maintain a semester credit load of 12 hours. If the registration of a student with a scholarship or grant falls below the required credit hours, the scholarship or grant may be canceled. Cancellation of a scholarship or grant without subsequent payment of amounts due will lead to an indebtedness to the University. Such indebtedness can in turn lead to severance of services by the University. Students receiving financial aid are strongly encouraged to contact a financial aid counselor prior to dropping below full-time status. For additional information contact the Office of Student Financial Aid, Room 0102 Lee Building, 301-314-8313.

Graduate Students: Official status (either full-time or part-time) for academic purposes will be determined on the basis of a student's registration at the end of the Schedule Adjustment period which is defined as the first ten days of classes. Please note that students receiving a private scholarship must maintain full-time status throughout the semester in order to keep their scholarship, unless otherwise stipulated by the donor in writing.

To be certified as a full-time student a graduate student must be officially registered for a combination of courses equivalent to 48 units per semester. Graduate assistants holding full-time teaching or research appointments are full-time students if they are registered for at least 24 units in addition to the assistantship; holders of half-time assistantships are considered full-time if registered for 36 units in addition to the assistantship. Courses taken for audit do not generate graduate units and cannot be used in calculating full-time or part-time status.

Graduate Units:

Course number Graduate Unit
000-399 2 units per credit hour
400-499 4 units per credit hour
500-599 5 units per credit hour
600-897 6 units per credit hour
799 12 units per credit hour
898-899 18 units per credit hour
UMEI 005

UMEI 006

UMEI 007

UMEI 008

6 unit per credit hour

2 units per credit hour

4 units per credit hour

2 units per credit hour


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