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Graduate Online Student Status

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties


Policy Language

For financial aid purposes, online student full-time/part-time status will be determined by the number of hours for which the student initially enrolled in the semester.

Policy Rationale

To provide a solidified functional definition for an “online” student.

Definition of Glossary Terms

None specified

Procedural Information


For example, if a student enrolls for the first time in the semester in the third sub-term, the number of hours the student takes in that sub-term will determine full-time/part-time status. A part-time student who adds courses for subsequent sub-terms of the same semester will still be considered part-time for the entire semester.


None specified



Date Approved


Date for Review