Full-Time Student Status and Enrollment Requirements
Full-Time Student Status for Official Enrollment Certification Purposes
Listed below are the requirements that constitute full-time student status for official enrollment certification purposes by the Office of the Registrar and for financial assistance.
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for determining standards for full-time and half-time enrollment and if an exception to those standards can be made. Questions regarding exceptions should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.
A student who is working on an undergraduate degree that requires 120 to 128 credit (unit) hours for completion of requirements should expect to complete 15 or 16 credit (unit) hours during regular semesters in order to complete degree requirements in eight semesters. See your advisor for more specific information regarding academic full-time credit (unit) hour recommendations for your program.
Note that correspondence courses will not be counted toward credit (unit) hour totals.
Undergraduate - 12 hrs.
Graduate - 8 hrs.
Full-time enrollment for Kelley Direct online MBA students is 6 credits per term.
Enrollment Requirements for Selected University Services
|Fellowships1,2||Grad. - 6 hrs.3|
|Assistantships4||Grad. - 6 hrs.|
|Athletic Committee||Undergrad. - 12 hrs.
Grad. - 6 hrs.
|Residential Programs and Services5||Undergrad. - 1 hr.
Grad. - 1 hr.
1 Except for those enrolled in thesis or dissertation hours.
2 Some fellowships require enrollment in more than 6 credit hours. Consult the IU office that is providing the fellowship for more information.
3 For summer fellowships, consult the IU office providing the fellowship for enrollment.
4 Graduate students on an assistantship (student academic appointment) at 37.5% FTE or greater must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
5 Except for those deemed eligible by the Manager of Assignments.
Enrollment Requirements for International Students
|Graduate SAA||6 hrs.|
Full-Time Student Status for Veterans Administration Certification Purposes
For full-time status purposes, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs considers twelve-, eight-, six-, and four-week classes, as well as other non-standard duration courses, differently than the university. For further information about this as well as part-time certification requirements, please contact Veterans Support Services in the Indiana Memorial Union Room M084, or at email@example.com, (812) 856-1985.