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What constitutes undergraduate full-time and part-time status?

To be considered a full-time student, you must be enrolled in at least 60 percent of a full course load. However, the number of courses required to maintain full-time status depends on whether the student is receiving government financial aid (a funded student) or not (non-funded student).

Full-time Status: Non-Funded Undergraduate Students

In order for non-funded students to be granted full time status, the minimum course load required is 2 credits per month. This means that AU Individualized Study students must be actively registered in four three-credits courses under a six-month contract or four six-credit courses under a twelve-month contract, all with the same start date.

Full-time Status: Funded Undergraduate Students

Funded students receive a shortened contract for their courses. Three-credit courses are shortened to four months (instead of six) and six-credit courses are shortened to eight months (instead of twelve). You must be registered in a minimum of nine credits over four months for one semester or eighteen credits over eight months for two semesters. All courses in a semester must have the same start date.

To maintain full-time status, your must successfully complete at least 2 credits per month or 9 credits in any four month registration period. If you do not meet the minimum completion requirements, we may recommend to your funding agency that funding be discontinued.