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Enrollment Status

In determining enrollment status (policy N5), Penn State includes all credit courses offered through resident instruction and continuing education. Starting with the fall semester 2002, World Campus credit courses designated as technology based are also included in the determination of enrollment status. Other World Campus courses may influence the level of enrollment status. Credits earned by credit-by-exam or credit-by-portfolio, and courses enrolled as "audit" are excluded from the calculation. The reported enrollment status for the three enrollment periods (fall, spring and summer) is determined as follows:

Undergraduate

Enrolled Credits
Enrollment Status
12+ Full-time
9 - 11.5 Three-quarter time
6 - 8.5 Half-time
Less than 6 Less than half-time

Graduate* (no assistantship)

Enrolled Credits
Enrollment Status
9+ Full-time
7 - 8.5 Three-quarter time
5 - 6.5 Half-time
Less than 5 Less than half-time

Graduate* (1/4 time assistantship)

Enrolled Credits
Permissible credit loads per level of assistantship
9 - 14 Minimum-Maximum for Fall/Spring Semesters
5 - 7 Minimum-Maximum Credits Per 6-week Summer Session

Graduate* (1/2 time assistantship)

Enrolled Credits
Permissible credit loads per level of assistantship
9 - 12 Minimum-Maximum for Fall/Spring Semesters
4 - 6 Minimum-Maximum Credits Per 6-week Summer Session

Graduate* (3/4 time assistantship)

Enrolled Credits
Permissible credit loads per level of assistantship
6 - 8 Minimum-Maximum for Fall/Spring Semesters
3 - 4 Minimum-Maximum Credits Per 6-week Summer Session

Law

Enrolled Credits
Enrollment Status
12+ Full-time
9 - 11.5 Three-quarter time
6 - 8.5 Half-time
Less than 6 Less than half-time

Medical

Enrolled Credits
Enrollment Status
1+ Full-time

*See http://gradschool.psu.edu/graduate-funding/funding/assistantships/ for more information on credit limits for graduate assistantships including summer session requirements.