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The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Student Handbook 2018-2019

3.6.5 - Full-Time Enrollment

To be considered full-time, an undergraduate student must be enrolled in at least twelve (12) or more credit hours in a fall or spring semester; at least six (6) or more credit hours in a summer session.  Undergraduate students enrolled in at least nine (9) hours in a fall or spring semester will be considered three-fourth time.  Students enrolled in at least six (6) hours in a fall or spring semester or three (3) hours in a summer session will be considered half-time.  Undergraduate students who need federal student aid must enroll in six (6) credit hours for a summer session.

Full-time enrollment for a graduate student is (9) nine or more credit hours during the fall and spring semesters; (4) four or more credit hours during a summer session.  Students enrolled in at least (5) five credit hours in a fall and spring semester or (2) two hours in a summer session will be considered half-time, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.  

A graduate assistant holding a 0.50 FTE appointment will be required to enroll in at least six (6) credit hours during the fall and spring semester and at least three (3) credit hours for a summer session to be classified as a full-time student in the Graduate College (section 2.9).  Students appointed to graduate assistantships should note the special rules applying to them in the Graduate Bulletin.  Students may not carry more than sixteen (16) hours per semester for graduate credit or more than nine (9) semester hours per summer session without the permission of the Graduate College Dean.

Many professional programs (i.e., dental, medical, physician assistant or associate, and pharmacy) require students to be enrolled full-time.  In the event these students are required to repeat one or more courses, the enrollment status will be determined on a percentage basis.  Professional students should contact their colleges for full-time requirements.

The term "enrolled" does not include exempt or audit hours, credit earned through correspondence, or credit by advanced standing examinations.

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