Graduate Student Handbook

4.2 Registration Requirement for Financial Aid or Graduate Associate Position

Students receiving graduate fellowships and certain other grants (including some traineeships) are required to enroll in 12 credit hours or more per term (except in summer term when the minimum is 6).

Students holding Graduate Associate positions must meet the applicable registration requirement, usually 8 graduate credit hours or more per term (except in summer session when the minimum is 4). Post-candidacy doctoral students must register for a minimum of 3 graduate credit hours per term. It is particularly important that students pay attention to these requirements late in their programs when they may need fewer graduate credit hours to meet the requirements of the degree, but are not exempt from the registration required by their funding source.