Definition of Full-Time and Part-Time Student (for assessment purposes)

Determination of a student's status as full-time or part-time in a term will be based on the following criteria:

A.  For Fee Assessment Purposes:

  1. A student carrying the equivalent of four or more courses in a term is a full-time student.
  2. A student carrying less than the equivalent of four courses in a term is a part-time student.
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The 'equivalent number of courses' carried by a student in a term is determined as follows:

(a) a term course, weighted at 0-5 credit hours, is the equivalent of one course;

(b) a term course, weighted at 6-11 credit hours, is equivalent of two courses;

(c) a term course, weighted at 12 or more credit hours, is the equivalent of four courses;

(d) a full year course, weighted at 0-5 credit hours, is the equivalent of one-half course in each of the Fall and Winter terms;

(e) a full year course, weighted at 6-11 credit hours, is the equivalent of one course in each of the Fall and Winter terms;

(f) a full year course, weighted at 12-17 credit hours, is the equivalent of two courses in each of the fall and Winter terms;

(g) a full year course, weighted at 18 or more credit hours, is the equivalent of three courses in each of the Fall and Winter terms;

(h) an audited course is one-half the course equivalent of the same course taken for credit.

 

B. For Academic Purposes:

  1. A student carrying the equivalent of three or more courses in a term is a full-time student.
  2. A student carrying less than the equvalent of three courses in a term is a part-time student.