Student Status

Matriculated Students

Individuals who have completed all of the requirements for admission and are accepted into a graduate program are considered to be matriculated. Graduate student status is determined on a semester basis by the number of credits that a student is registered to complete. To be considered a full-time graduate student at the College, candidates must be registered for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term. Graduate students who are enrolled for six (6) credits in a term are considered to be half-time.

Non-matriculated Students

Non-matriculated students with appropriate preparation may take three (3) to six (6) credits (one to two graduate courses) as a non-degree student with permission from the Registrar and the graduate program director. Students who want to take courses beyond these initial credits must be formally admitted into the graduate program, and no more than six (6) credits will be accepted toward the degree.