Full time students on an assistantship must register for at least 12 credit hours per semester. Students may not take more than eighteen credit hours per semester without permission of the Graduate Coordinator and may never take more than twenty. Part-time students may register for fewer than twelve hours, though they should keep in mind that they have six years from the time they begin their degree program to complete their requirements. An extension of one year may be obtained if it is requested before the elapsing of the original six years. Students must be enrolled for at least one credit hour during the semester in which they apply for graduation. If a student leaves campus with all degree requirements completed except for a written thesis or thesis exhibition, they must register for at least one credit hour each semester until their eventual graduation. If a student leaves campus with all degree requirements completed except for a written thesis or thesis exhibition, they must register for at least one credit hour each semester until their eventual graduation. Neither the School nor the Unviersity will automatically register the students. The students must arrange registration either by coming to campus, or via mail, email, or fax. This requirement does not include summer sessions. for other rules and regulations pertaining to course registration, add/drops, etc. please consult the Graduate Catalog.
Incoming students register during the Grad/Step Orientation week, held the week before Fall classes begin. Ongoing students register by filling out a course registration form (available in the grad workroom). After obtaining the approval/signature of the Graduate Coordinator, the form is give to the graduate secretary for official registration. In order to assure accurate measurement of enrollments, it is important to register early in the registration period. Courses with perceived low enrollment are subject to cancellation.