Students must be continuously enrolled, except during summer and enrolled in the term they graduate.
A graduate student is considered full time during the academic year for all support, visa and financial aid purposes if s/he is enrolled for 9 or more credits. A graduate student is considered half-time if s/he is enrolled for 5-8 credits. A student may only drop a course that will cause them to go below that level with permission from the grad director and advisor. Students on a Graduate Student Assistantship are required to be enrolled for a minimum of 9 credits.
New students’ initial advisor is the grad director. Students may select a new advisor at any time by consent of the student and the advisor (See form).