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Enrollment Guidelines

ENROLLMENT STATUS for graduate students who are NOT graduate assistants/master lecturers:

Graduate students who are not appointed to graduate assistantships should have the Registrar verify their enrollment. These graduate students will be considered as follows:

Full-time: 9 + hours
3/4-time: 7-8 hours
1/2-time: 5-6 hours
Less than 1/2-time: 1-4 hours

These hours may be graduate or undergraduate courses, but ALL must be taken for credit.

REQUIRED ENROLLMENT FOR GRADUATE ASSISTANTS, SENIOR GRADUATE ASSISTANTS (teaching, research, administrative support, etc.) AND MASTER LECTURERS:

Spring and Fall Semesters:

Percent of Appointment Minimum Enrollment Maximum Enrollment Tuition Portion Paid
0-49% 9 18 Out-of-state (NONR) paid
50-74% 6 15 In- & out-of-state paid
75-99% 3 6 In- & out-of-state paid

Summer

(12-week assistantships -- enrollment may be in any summer session):

Percent of Appointment Minimum Enrollment Maximum Enrollment Tuition Portion Paid
0-49%
3
12 Out-of-state (NONR) paid
50-74%
3
12 9 hours FEES &
all NONR paid
75-99% 3 6 9 hours FEES &
all NONR paid

Summer

(6-week assistantships -- enrollment may be in any summer session):

Percent of Appointment Minimum Enrollment Maximum Enrollment Tuition Portion Paid
0-49% 3 6 Out-of-state (NONR) paid
50-74% 3 6 6 hours FEES & all NONR paid
75-99% 3 3 6 hours FEES & all NONR paid

The minimum hours required must be degree-related graduate hours taken for credit, or deficiencies (graduate or undergraduate) filed by the department with the Graduate School. Audit classes and/or classes not approved by the student's advisor are not covered by the tuition fee waiver. PEAC/DEAC classes are not covered. Doctoral students are not considered to have deficiencies and therefore must enroll for graduate hours in order to meet the minimum required.

Termination of an appointment during a semester may result in the student being responsible for a portion of the fees (in-state tuition) on a pro rata basis.

All international graduate teaching assistants MUST pass the SLPT test, or a score of 7 on the IELTS test (speaking) sub test, or a 26 on the internet-based TOEFL (speaking) sub test.

All graduate assistants meeting the minimum required hours will be considered full-time.

Intersession

We will consider courses taken during the January intersession to be part of the tuition covered by a spring graduate assistanship; courses taken during the May intersession to be part of the tuition covered by the summer graduate assistantship; and courses taken during the August intersession to be part of the tuition covered by the fall graduate assistanship. If they are not appointed to the appropriate assistantship, students must cover these tuition amounts themselves.