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Quantity of Work Rule

The policies described in this section apply to undergraduates and graduate students. The quantity of work rule for law students is given in the law school catalog.

Full-Time and Half-Time Enrollment

A student’s enrollment status is determined by the number of credit hours for which the student is enrolled in residence in a semester. University Extension coursework taken in the classroom is included in the total along with in-residence coursework. The following table shows the minimum number of hours required.

Enrollment Status Table

Fall or Spring 

  Undergraduates Graduate students Law students
Full-time12 hours9 hours10 hours
Half-time6 hours5 hours5 hours


  Undergraduates Graduate students Law students
Full-time12 hours3 hours6 hours
Half-time6 hours2 hours3 hours


A student is also considered to be enrolled full-time if he or she is enrolled in a cooperative engineering course, is taking a reduced course load because of a documented disability, or is enrolled in a specific course that carries no hours of credit. An undergraduate enrolled in at least six hours of coursework in his or her semester of graduation may also be considered full-time; the student’s dean must submit a request to the registrar’s office that the student’s enrollment status be changed from half-time to full-time.

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