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