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Full-Time/Half-Time Equivalency

The University defines full-time course work as enrollment in a minimum of 12 units in one semester (the two summer sessions combined are regarded as one semester); this load is considered to be the equivalent of 40 units of study per week. Half-time status is defined as enrollment in a minimum of 6 units in one semester.

Graduate students may be certified as having full-time or half-time equivalency for an academic term under several conditions that are explained below under Eligibility for Equivalency.  Generally, students are eligible for full-time or half-time equivalency for a maximum of four semesters.  Students should also understand that equivalencies carry no unit value toward the degree.

Financial Aid Eligibility

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Eligibility for Equivalency

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How to Apply for Equivalency

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