Student Enrollment Status

A student's enrollment status is based on the number of credits for which he/she is registered as indicated below:

Undergraduate Programs

  Per Term
Full time 12 or more credits1
3/4 time 9-11 credits
Half time 6-8 credits
Below half time 5 or fewer credits

Graduate Programs

  Per Term
Full time 6 more more credits1
3/4 time 4-5 credits
Half time 3 credits
Below half time 2 or fewer credits

These credit levels are used for deferment reporting and for awarding financial aid. The state of Minnesota requires a different definition of full-time enrollment to award state grant funds to undergraduate students.