FAQ's

The University of Kentucky uses a semester system, including a fall semester, spring semester, two summer sessions and a winter intersession.


For specific dates and more information, please visit the academic calendar website.

The current application fees are:

  • $65 domestic applicants
  • $75 international applicants

Please note that the application cannot be submitted without payment of this fee.

There is no charge for one update from one program to another program or one semester to another, if the change is requested in writing prior to an admissions decision.  Thereafter, an application fee will be required.

Students seeking readmission to the same program will need to submit a new application and pay the application fee.  Current students seeking to change programs must submit a new application and pay the application fee.

For US Veterans and McNair Scholars, the application fee will be waived

Applications for admission to the Graduate School at The University of Kentucky are accepted as on-line applications only, no paper applications are accepted. To access the on-line application form, please visit our Application Portal.

For domestic applicants the Graduate School requires applications to be submitted no later than one month prior to the start of the term the applicant intends to begin graduate work. For international applicants, a separate set of deadlines for Spring and Fall admission apply (international students are not admitted for summer sessions).  Please refer to the Academic Calendar for these deadlines.

Note: some programs have earlier deadlines than those specified above, and some restrict admission to specific semesters. Graduate program deadlines are available here.  Graduate certificate deadlines are available here.

 

The University of Kentucky Graduate School requires the following application materials:

  • Official Transcript
    • Students seeking admission to the Graduate School must have obtained a baccalaureate degree, prior to the start of the term for which s/he is admitted, from a fully accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a recognized foreign institution. An accredited U.S. institution is one that is accredited by one of the six regional academic accrediting associations (Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern or Western Association of Colleges and Schools). A recognized foreign institution is an institution that is recognized by that nation's Ministry of Education or similar authority as a postsecondary, academic degree-granting institution.
    • Students will be asked to upload copies of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended and, in the case of domestic students, to self-report cumulative GPA’s for each institution. For degree-seeking students, the Graduate School requires an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 and 3.00 on all graduate work; individual programs may have higher requirements. Students who wish to calculate their GPAs for self-reporting may wish to use https://www.scholaro.com/.  If you are offered admission and decide to enroll you will then be required to submit official transcripts to the Graduate School.
  • Official GRE Scores

    • In most cases an official test score (either GRE or GMAT) is required for admission. (Exceptions are listed here.) You will be asked to self-report these scores on the application (you can also supply a future date for taking the test). We will however also require official scores from the reporting agency.

    • GRE scores should be sent directly to us from Educational Testing Service (ETS); the Institution Code for the GRE for UK Graduate School is 1837

    • Scores for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) should be sent directly to us from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC); the UK Graduate School code is 1837.

    • These scores will be incorporated into your application and compared against self-reported scores to ensure consistency. The Graduate School sets no minimum score for the GRE or GMAT; individual programs may however have specific requirements and it is recommended that you contact them directly for more specific information.

    • GRE scores expire after five years. Please report your official test scores before they expire. 

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores

    • All applicants whose native language is not English will be asked to self-report one of these scores on the application. As for GRE or GMAT scores, we also require official language scores be sent to us directly from the reporting agency.

    • TOEFL scores should be sent directly to us from Educational Testing Service (ETS); the Institution Code for the TOEFL for UK Graduate School is 1837.

    • IELTS scores should be sent directly to us from the International English Language Testing Service specifying the University of Kentucky Graduate School, Lexington, Kentucky as the recipient institution.

    • For the Graduate School, the minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based) , 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based). The minimum IELTS score is 6.5; individual programs may however have higher requirements. 

    • Submitted scores must be no more than two years old.

    • Please report your official test scores before they expire. 

  • The application fee 

    • The current application fees are:

      • $65 domestic applicants

      • $75 international applicants

    • Please note that the application cannot be submitted without payment of this fee.

NOTE: Many graduate programs at the University of Kentucky require additional information from applicants. This may include a curriculum vita, personal statement, writing sample or an assistantship application. The documents required by your program of interest must also be uploaded to the application; you can review those requirements for degree programs here and for certificates here.

Letters of acceptance will be sent from the Graduate School. Accepted students may also receive a letter from the program they applied to, giving details of their offer of admission.

The Graduate School will notify applicants if they have been rejected. The most common reasons for rejection are undergraduate academic performance and test scores that are not competitive with other applicants. Other reasons are TOEFL scores below the minimum, a poor fit between the student's research interests or career goals and the graduate program, lack of space in the program for additional students, and no financial aid for an applicant who says he/she cannot come without financial support.

Applicants who are rejected are eligible to reapply to the same program or apply to another program for a future semester. A new on-line application and another application fee will need to be submitted. The Graduate School will hold all original supporting materials (transcripts, GRE scores etc.) for one year. If reapplying to the same program, supplying any additional information can strengthen your application.

Students who have been admitted to a program (for example, for fall 2014) and wish to defer entry for one semester (to spring 2015), must notify their admissions officer by email prior to the last day to register for classes for fall 2014. Upon receipt of this request the officer will seek approval from the DGS by email. If approved, the student will receive a new letter of admission with the change of matriculation date. If a newly admitted student fails to request an update, he/she must reapply for admission and must pay the application fee again.

The University of Kentucky and the Graduate School cannot give information about admittance or rejection over the telephone. According to the rights of privacy specified by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, we cannot divulge confidential information over the telephone because we cannot verify the identity of the caller. 

If you have not applied to the Graduate School at The University of Kentucky yet, submit an application via the Application Portal

 

For domestic applicants the Graduate School requires applications to be submitted no later than one month prior to the start of the term the applicant intends to begin graduate work. For international applicants, a separate set of deadlines for Spring and Fall admission apply (international students are not admitted for summer sessions).  Please refer to the Academic Calendar for these deadlines.

Note: some programs have earlier deadlines than those specified above, and some restrict admission to specific semesters. Graduate program deadlines are available here.  Graduate certificate deadlines are available here.

Other Deadlines

For registration, funding and graduation deadlines, please see the Graduate School Bulletin.

Many programs only admit for fall or spring sessions and not for summer sessions.

University of Kentucky proudly houses our eight-time national championship basketball program, back-to-back bowl winning football team, and national powerhouse rifle and swim teams. In the Southeastern Conference, UK Athletics offers fans the opportunity to see intercollegiate sports at the highest level. 

For more information regarding the University of Kentucky’s various athletic programs, please visit the Athletics Homepage.

The University of Kentucky offers over 20 intramural sport teams, for more information about the sports offered or how to start a team up please visit intramural sports team website.

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, the University of Kentucky is nestled in the scenic heart of the unique Bluegrass region of Kentucky. From its early beginnings, with only 190 students and 10 professors, UK's campus now covers more than 716 acres and is home to over 30,000 students and nearly 12,000 employees.

Interested students can explore campus via the UK Visitor Center, which offers events as well as in person, virtual, and group tours.

Searching for a particular building? Click here for an interactive campus map.

UK students have easy access to computer labs all over campus. For a complete list of the labs, please visit the UK Information Technology Services page

ITS also provides provides access to general student lab software on any UK student's personal devices (desktop, laptop, tablet). This allows anywhere, anytime access to software like Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. You can read more about the Virtual Den here.

Graduate School

Mailing Address:

University of Kentucky Graduate School

Ezra Gillis Building

502 Administration Drive

Lexington, KY 40506-0033

 

Phone and Fax: 

Phone: (859) 257-4905

Fax: (859) 323-1928

 

For contact information for Graduate School staff, please see the Graduate School directory or check out the Who Does What page. 

For contact information for the Directors of Graduate Studies for all programs, please see the DGS List.

 

Registrar's Office

Mailing Address:

University of Kentucky

10 Funkhouser Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0054

 

Phone and Fax:

Phone: (859) 257-3161

Fax: (859) 257-7160

 

For contact information for the Registrar's Office, please visit the Registrar’s contact page

 

 

Online courses

For more information about online degree programs, view our graduate programs list

 

Current class offerings

To search for courses offered for a particular semester, visit the online course catalog and type in prefix and number or select all courses for a program by using the drop down button.

 

Registering for classes

For information on how to register for classes, go to How to Register or Registration Using MyUK.

 

Program Curriculum

To find out what courses are required for a degree program, see Graduate Programs or the Graduate Student Bulletin.

 

Transfer of credit

For information about transferring graduate credit, see Part 1 of the Graduate Bulletin.

 

Post-Bac Students

For information about post-baccalaureate status (taking classes without being in a program), see Part 1 of the Graduate Bulletin.

 

Add/Drop Class

To Add/Drop a course, fill out an Add/Drop Worksheet.

 

Withdraw

To withdraw from a class or from the university, go to How to Withdraw.

 

If you have been admitted to a program and wish to defer entry for one semester, you must notify your admissions officer by email prior to the last day to register for classes. Upon receipt of this request, the officer will seek approval from your Director of Graduate Studies via email. If approved, you will receive a new letter of admission with the change of matriculation date. If a newly admitted student fails to request an update, they must reapply for admission and must pay the application fee again.

The Distance Learning Programs permit non-traditional and place-bound students to pursue graduate courses and degrees.

For more information, please visit the Distance Learning Programs page.

 

A diverse graduate student body brings benefit to our entire campus, and this is true on the graduate as well as the undergraduate level. The graduate programs of the University of Kentucky invite applicants from all backgrounds, and want to ensure that all enrolled students find a welcoming community on our campus and in our city.

In addition to recruitment initiatives and scholarships focused on diversity, with a goal that our campus demographics will mirror those of our state as well as national benchmarks, the Graduate School is committed to supporting individual students and programs by connecting them to all available resources, and working with them to support their success.

Learn more at our Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

 

For a list of the Graduate School faculty please visit the Graduate School Staff page on the Graduate School website. 

Information about faculty in specific programs can be found on the program webpages. Links to the colleges and schools at UK can be found on the Academic Programs  page.

If you know the name of the faculty member you would like to contact, please visit the UK online campus directory.

 

Financial assistance for graduate students is available in the form of fellowships and assistantships. An assistantship is an appointment to specified teaching or research duties. A fellowship is a non-service award made to superior students to assist in the pursuit of an advanced degree.

For further financial aid opportunities, please visit the Financial Aid Office webpage.

The University of Kentucky also accepts External Funding

For more information, please visit the Graduate School Funding webpage.

 

A list of forms for Graduate Students can be found on the Student Forms tab. 

 

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

For more information regarding UK’s mission and vision please visit the University of Kentucky Bulletin.

If you have further questions please visit the University Registrar page. 

The University of Kentucky offers advanced degrees in over 90 program areas. More than 6,000 graduate students are enrolled in degree programs leading to a doctorate, master's, or specialist degree.The Graduate Programs page has a list of all programs and links to their websites for more information. Each program has specific admissions requirements, so be sure to read thoroughly. 

For degree requirements please review the Graduate School Bulletin. Additional questions regarding eligibility, program requirements and coursework should be directed to the Director of Graduate Studies for that program.

 

GRADUATE SCHOOL DEAN

  • Dr. Brian Jackson, Interim Dean, Senior Associate Dean

 

ADMISSIONS OFFICE

  • Ms. Patricia Bond, Sr. Assistant Dean

 

ACADEMIC SERVICES OFFICE

  • Dr. Cleo Price, Assistant Dean

 

FUNDING OFFICE

  • Dr. Kevin Sarge, Associate Dean

 

GRADUATE STUDENT PROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT OFFICE

  • Dr. Morris Grubbs, Assistant Dean Director

On-campus Housing

Graduate and Family Housing at the University of Kentucky provides convenient and affordable housing for University of Kentucky graduate and non-traditional students, visiting scholars and short-term guests.

A variety of housing options are available including efficiencies, one- and two-bedroom units, and a limited number of townhomes.  All are located on campus.

Full-time graduate students, full-time graduate students with families and full-time non-traditional students are eligible to live in Graduate and Family Housing.

For more information visit the Graduate and Family Housing website. 

 

Off-Campus Housing

The Office of Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) provides support and services to University of Kentucky students who choose not to live in University residential facilities. The OCSS offers off-campus student advising and creates resources, programs and solutions that assist off-campus students in developing and maintaining positive connections with the University, the neighborhoods in which they live and the greater Lexington community. 

 

General Tips for Success

ITA Language Screening Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Language screenings are a way to assure that International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) have the needed English language abilities to present information and interact successfully with undergraduate students at the University of Kentucky. They do not screen for teaching ability.

Language screening protects ITAs from the stresses and frustrations of being in an inappropriate teaching situation, and from students who blame the ITAs' language skills for their difficulties in class.

Language screening protects departments by decreasing student complaints about instruction and providing a mechanism for documenting ITA language proficiency, by providing a neutral evaluation of language skills not subject to departmental issues and pressures, and by sending the message to ITAs and undergraduates that ITA language skills and undergraduate instruction are important.

Language screening protects undergraduate students by assuring a basic level of English language skills in instruction/grading, and by providing ITAs with resources and support for improving their language skills and developing pedagogy skills to account for any language/accent difficulties.

Language assessment scores determine the types of duties ITAs can perform (teaching, recitation or laboratory instructor, grader, non-instructional roles).

For more information please visit the ITA Language Screening Website

The Graduate School does not have an admissions interview, but specific programs may require one. Please check with the Graduate Degree Programs.

All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit directly from the testing service either a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based) 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based). The minimum IELTS score is 6.5. Some programs may require a higher TOEFL score. International students who receive college degrees from US universities and universities in other designated English-speaking countries may be exempted from taking the TOEFL test. Please report your official scores before the two-year expiration date. For the most up-to-date information, please visit these websites, TOEFL and IELTS .

Enrolled graduate students at the University of Kentucky that sit out for one or more semesters will need to complete a new application and pay the application fee in order to be considered for readmission. In many instances this requirement can be avoided by requesting a “leave of absence”. In addition to avoiding the application process, this status will allow the student to priority register in preparation for their return to UK.

Procedurally, students should contact their Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) to seek approval for the leave prior to the beginning of the semester in question. If approved, the DGS will contact their Graduate School admissions officer who will modify the record accordingly. No more than two consecutive and four total semesters in leave of absence status may be requested. International students considering a leave of absence are strongly encouraged to discuss their plans with the Office of International Affairs, Department of Immigration Services prior to making a formal request.

International students considering a leave of absence are strongly encouraged to discuss their plans with the UK International Center (formerly the Office of International Affairs), Department of Immigration Services prior to making a formal request.

The Graduate School

The Graduate School at the University of Kentucky does not require letters of recommendation in application materials sent to the Graduate School. Additionally, the Graduate School does not have any forms for letters of recommendation.

 

Program of Study

Letters of recommendation may be required from the program of study as part of the completion of secondary (program-specific) application forms and/or the submission of additional supporting documents. Questions regarding letters of recommendation should be directed to the Director of Graduate Studies for the program of interest. For further information on program-specific requirements, see Graduate Degree Programs.

 

The headquarters of UK’s thirteen libraries, William T. Young Library symbolizes the commitment to learning, research and scholarly enterprise that is central to our mission as a leading institution of higher education.

The University of Kentucky is home to the country's largest book endowment among public institutions as well as more than 3.5 million volumes and the state's digital newspaper archive. 

Library Services

Library Hours

Library Branches

 

Department Orientation

Many departments hold an orientation for entering graduate students. For information on departmental orientations, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

 

University-wide Teaching Assistant Orientation

The Graduate School holds an university-wide TA Orientation for all new, incoming TAs at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. This orientation is mandatory for new TAs. In addition to the TA Orientation, the Graduate School holds an International Teaching Assistant Orientation and ITA Language Screenings. New TAs are registered for these orientations by their departments. To find out about the availability of Teaching Assistantships, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

 

Students who hold a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited institution of higher learning and who wish to pursue graduate study without a degree objective may apply for admission as post-baccalaureate graduate students. An application for admission to the Graduate School as a post-baccalaureate graduate student should be filed in the Admissions Office at least two weeks in advance of the registration date for the term in which the student plans to enroll. A maximum of nine semester hours or twenty-five percent of the credits required for the degree concerned, whichever is greater, may later be transferred from post-baccalaureate status to a master's, specialist or doctoral degree program at The University of Kentucky.

 

GRE

The majority of programs at the University of Kentucky require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission. These scores should be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The Institution Code for UK Graduate School is R1837 and the UK code for GMAT is 1837. For information regarding programs that do not require the GRE or GMAT please visit the Application Process page. Please report your official test scores before the five-year expiration date. Each Graduate Program may have specific requirements, so please contact the Director of Graduate Studies if you have other questions. 

 

TOEFL or IELTS

All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit directly from the testing service either a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based) 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based). The minimum IELTS score is 6.5. Some programs may require a higher TOEFL score. International students who receive college degrees from US universities and universities in other designated English-speaking countries may be exempted from taking the TOEFL test. Please submit your official test scores before the two-year expiration date. For the most up-to-date information, please visit these websites, TOEFL and IELTS. For more information please visit the Application Process page. 

 

According to law, the University of Kentucky and all other state-supported institutions of higher education assess tuition on the basis of Kentucky or non-Kentucky residency. The policy for determining residency is established by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education. Please see Residency Policy. Students who are unsure of their residency should check with the Registrar's Office before applying for admission.

 

For information regarding funding please visit the Student Funding page

Assistantships

An assistantship is an appointment to specified teaching or research duties. Over 1,500 teaching or research assistantships are available from departments and other units of the university. In addition to an assistantship stipend, full or partial tuition scholarships are available for most assistantship holders. For more information, please visit the Assistantships tab on the Student Funding page. 

Fellowships

Fellowships are non-service awards made to superior students who are pursuing a graduate degree. Several fellowship opportunities are available through the Graduate School for students enrolled and seeking a degree in one of our many graduate departments.Fellowships that include a tuition scholarship are subject to current tuition policies. For more information about fellowships, please visit the Fellowships tab on the Student Funding page. 

Scholarships

For scholarship opportunities please visit the External Funding page. 

Loans and work-study

US citizens and eligible non-citizens may apply for federally supported loans and work-study assistance. To be considered, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For additional information and contact information please visit the Student Funding FAQ Page.

 

The Education Abroad section of the Office of International Affairs provides services and information for UK students, parents, faculty and staff in relation to international academic opportunities.

We believe that every UK student should have the opportunity to incorporate an international academic experience into his or her curriculum at UK and we are dedicated to making that happen. With thousands of opportunities available, and programs ranging from several weeks to a year, there is a program to fit every personality and budget.

Education Abroad is possible for all UK students, regardless of major, although some majors will require earlier planning. Even if you are not considering an Education Abroad experience right away, it is best to begin exploring your options as soon as possible.

All UK students (undergraduate and graduate/professional) participating in an international program that offers academic credit must apply to and be approved by Education Abroad at UK prior to going abroad. We are also the administration home of all faculty/staff-led international travel programs and all international student exchange programs.

For more information, please go to Education Abroad at UK.

 

Transfer of Credits

Upon request of the DGS, a total of 9 hours (or 25% of regular course degree requirements) may be transferred into a master's degree program. Effective fall 2008, a total of 9 hours (or 25% of the credit hours needed to fulfill the pre-qualifying residency requirement) may also be transferred into a doctoral degree program. The transferable hours include all post‐baccalaureate work, graduate work taken at another regionally‐accredited university or as a student in another graduate program at the University of Kentucky. The doctoral transfer policy would NOT apply in cases where a prior master’s degree is being used to satisfy 18 hours of the pre‐qualifying residency requirement.

The following rules also apply to credit transfer:

  • Course credits applied toward a previously awarded graduate degree cannot be transferred.
  • Transfer of independent work, research, thesis or dissertation credit is not permitted.
  • Short courses lasting fewer weeks than the number of credits may not be transferred.
  • A student must have been in graduate status at the time the courses were taken in order for the courses to be transferable.
  • A student must be in good academic standing at the time of transfer.
  • Only courses assigned a B grade or better can be transferred.

 

Credit Equivalence

Certain research courses carry no credit hours or grades but do contribute to the residence requirements of graduate degrees. For these courses the credit equivalent is stated in the course descriptions.

 

Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Student

Students who hold a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited institution of higher learning and who wish to pursue graduate study without a degree objective may apply for admission as post-baccalaureate graduate students. Note that post-baccalaureate status is not a form of probationary admission to a degree-granting graduate program. Post-baccalaureate students may take graduate courses for graduate credit. Permission to enter any graduate class as a post-baccalaureate student will be granted only if the student meets the prerequisites for that course and if space is available.

An application for admission to the Graduate School as a post-baccalaureate graduate student should be filed in the Admissions Office at least two weeks in advance of the registration date for the term in which the student plans to enroll. An original or a photocopy of a transcript showing an awarded bachelors degree must accompany the application. An overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 or better and 3.00 on all previous graduate work (both on a 4.00 point scale) are required by the Graduate School for admission. GRE scores are not required.

A post-baccalaureate student who later wishes to apply to enter a degree-granting graduate program must have a 3.00 or better grade point average on all course work, graduate or undergraduate, attempted as a post-baccalaureate. A standard application form, or written notice, must be presented to the Graduate School requesting admission to a specific program, and stating the term for which enrollment is desired. A maximum of 9 semester hours or 25 percent of the credits required for the degree concerned, whichever is greater, may later be transferred from post-baccalaureate status to a master's, specialist or doctoral degree program at the University of Kentucky. All such transfers of credit hours into a graduate program must be approved by that program's Director of Graduate Studies and by the Dean of the Graduate School. A grade of A or B must have been earned in the course or courses to be transferred.

 

Tuition

For 2021-2022 University of Kentucky Tuition Fees please visit the University Registrar Office.  (Fees are subject to change without notice)

For tuition purposes, 12 credit hours constitute a full-time load for undergraduate and pharmacy students, 9 hours for graduate and professional doctoral students, and ten hours for law students.

For tuition purposes, part-time students and four-week and eight-week intersession students are charged on a per credit hour basis.

Many programs and professional schools have additional program fees, to see those please go to Tuition and Fees.

For information on eligibility for tuition scholarships, please go to the Graduate Funding Office.

 

Kentucky Residency

According to law, the University of Kentucky and all other state-supported institutions of higher education assess tuition on the basis of Kentucky or non-Kentucky residency. The policy for determining residency is established by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education. Please see Residency Policy. Students who are unsure of their residency should check with the Registrar's Office before applying for admission.

 

Academic Load

The total semester or term academic load of a student is the sum of all credits and credit equivalents (e.g., graduate language courses, undergraduate courses, courses audited, etc.) being carried. The normal academic load of a graduate student during any semester is nine credit hours or equivalent. Under no circumstances may it exceed 15 credit hours or equivalent. During the summer term, the maximum academic load for the second summer term is nine credit hours, and for the first summer term it is four credit hours. The maximum academic load for any combination of the first and second terms is 12 credit hours. For the student who is a full-time teaching assistant or whose service to the University requires approximately 20 hours per week, the academic load shall not exceed 10 hours. This maximum may be increased to 12 hours for students with lighter service loads upon recommendation of the Director of Graduate Studies and approval of the Dean of the Graduate School.

Students satisfactorily completing nine course credits, or equivalent, of graduate level work during a semester, are classified as full-time students by the University. Students satisfactorily completing five course credits, or equivalent, during a summer term are classified as full-time. Those completing less than these amounts are classified as part-time. Full-time students who fall below the minimum full-time equivalent as the result of failing or dropping one or more courses are reclassified as part-time students for that semester or term. 

For more information, please see the Graduate School Bulletin.