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What is a Full-Time Student?

In order to be considered a full-time student, one must be registered for a number of required courses. This number depends upon whether or not the student currently has an assistantship.

No Assistantship

If the student does not have an assistantship, the student must register for 9 credit hours to be considered full-time.

Assistantship

Students holding a one-half (50% full-time equivalent, FTE) time assistantship normally should enroll in at least 6 credit hours during the semesters of the assistantship. A one-fourth (25% FTE) time graduate assistant normally should take at least 9 credit hours during the semesters of the assistantship.

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