The minimum enrollment allowed per semester (fall and spring) for students enrolled in the Graduate College is 3 graduate units, except for students who have met all their coursework and thesis or dissertation requirements; they may take only 1 unit.
For students holding teaching or research assistantships/associateships, the minimum enrollment required is 6 graduate units. Some colleges and/or departments require additional units for students holding teaching or research assistantships/associateships.
During summer or winter sessions, students who will be using university resources are required to enroll for a minimum of 1 graduate unit. Students who are not utilizing faculty or university resources during summer sessions do not need to enroll during the summer or winter.
Summer and winter enrollment for doctoral students who are taking comp exams or defending:
- Doctoral students who have maintained continuous enrollment and are taking only comprehensive exams during either Summer or winter term do not have to register for graduate credit during that summer or winter session.
- Doctoral students who have maintained continuous enrollment, fulfilled all their other degree requirements as well as the 18 hours of dissertation and were enrolled in the prior semester may defend in the summer or winter term without registration. If, however, a student needs library privileges in the final semester, enrollment is required.
The Graduate College no longer has a maximum enrollment policy for Fall and Spring semesters.