Undergraduate students must carry at least 12 credits a semester or summer session to:
- Participate in intercollegiate athletics.
- Qualify for the Dean's List for the semester.
- Qualify for most scholarships, awards, and financial aids. Most of these are limited to undergraduate students carrying at least 12 credits a semester excluding credits for any course carried as a visitor. Students should determine the specific requirements from the appropriate agency or contact the Office of Financial Aid.
- Be certified in full-time status to loan agencies and other external entities.
Students participating in authorized 40 hour/week internships or cooperative work programs are considered full time for all the purposes listed above.
Federal agencies such as the Department of Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Homeland Security may have separate and distinct full-time status requirements.