Full-time, Half-Time Enrollment Definition for Graduate Students, University of Kansas Medical Center

University of Kansas policy for defining graduate student full-time and half-time enrollment follows:

Full-time enrollment for Fall and Spring semesters:

  • Enrollment in 9 credit hours;
  • Enrollment in 6 credit hours plus a GTA or GRA appointment, regardless of percentage of appointment;
  • Enrollment in 6 credit hours for graduate students using the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD) and Post-9/11 GI Bill -- Active Duty;
  • Doctoral candidates enrolled in dissertation hour(s).

Full-time enrollment for Summer semester:

  • Enrollment in 6 credit hours;
  • Enrollment in 3 credit hours plus a GTA or GRA appointment, regardless of percentage of appointment;
  • Enrollment in 3 credit hours for graduate students using the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD) and Post-9/11 GI Bill -- Active Duty;
  • Doctoral candidates enrolled in dissertation hour(s).

Half-time enrollment for Fall and Spring semesters:

  • Enrollment in 5 credit hours;
  • Enrollment in 3 credit hours plus a GTA or GRA appointment, regardless of percentage of appointment;
  • Enrollment in 3 credit hours for graduate students using the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD) and Post-9/11 GI Bill -- Active Duty.

Half-time enrollment for Summer semester:

  • Enrollment in 3 credit hours;
  • Enrollment in 1 credit hour plus a GTA or GRA appointment, regardless of percentage of appointment;
  • Enrollment in 1 credit hour for graduate students using the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD) and Post-9/11 GI Bill -- Active Duty.

Students enrolled in fewer hours than defined by half-time enrollment are considered part-time.

All students should check with their graduate degree programs and Graduate Studies' policies to determine if additional enrollment requirements or summer enrollment requirements exist.

International Students

International students in F-1 and J-1 status must also comply with Federal immigration requirements of pursuing a full course of study each semester to maintain their legal status. All international students must conform to residence requirements, even though immigration regulatory requirements may be lower. Questions regarding these requirements may be directed to the KUMC Offfice of International Programs.

Last modified: Sep 18, 2013
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