Registration: Full-Time Status of Students

Enrollment Status for Undergrads

Enrollment status is based on the number of credit hours of course enrollment in a semester. Full-time status is defined as enrollment for at least 12 semester hours (3.5 SLU units) of matriculated credit for a term of 15 weeks. Please reference the following for further clarification:


  • Full Time= 3.50 or > units
  • Half Time = 1.75 to 3.49 units
  • Less than HT = < 1.75 units


  • Full Time = 2 units
  • Half Time = 1 unit

Students who begin the semester on a part-time status, or who fall to part-time during the first month of the semester by dropping or withdrawing from a course, will be certified as part-time students for New York state financial aid purposes, other private scholarships that require full-time certification and repayment of student loans. They will lose their New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Scholarships if they are part-time students.  Please note that foreign students, veterans, and athletes who participate in an NCAA sport are affected by a part-time status whenever the status change occurs and a student’s health insurance coverage may also be affected. 

Enrollment status data is sent to the National Student Loan Clearinghouse (NSLC) on a weekly basis each Fall and Spring semester. Students seeking enrollment verification must understand that the enrollment reports to the NSLC are based solely on the number of units registered. Whenever a student’s registration status changes (e.g. full-time to half-time or vice versa) the date of the change is noted in the database and enrollment verifications will reflect the new status.

Full-time status may be reached by cross registering in a course through the Associated Colleges of St. Lawrence Valley.

Enrollment Status for Grad Level Students

Graduate students must be enrolled in 2.49 units (9 semester hours) to be considered full time. Between 1.25 - 1.86 units = half time.