College of Liberal Arts

Full-Time Status

While most students will want to complete 15 hours a semester in order to graduate in four years, undergraduates must be registered for at least 12 hours to be considered a full-time student. In some circumstances, students may be granted a reduced course load accommodation from the Services for Students with Disabilities.

Students dropping courses must be mindful of their total hours. If dropping below full-time, they could face issues with on-campus housing, financial aid and scholarships, parent’s insurance, or visa status (for international students).

An undergraduate enrolled in at least six hours of coursework in his or her semester of expected graduation may also be considered full-time. After consulting with Texas One Stop, the student must contact the Student Division in the Dean’s Office after the twelfth-class day to apply to graduate and request verification of their final hours and expected graduation date. The Office of the Registrar will then certify the student as full-time below twelve hours when appropriate.