Enrollment in at least 12 credits of course work in any one term constitutes being a Full-Time Student. A student enrolled for fewer than 12 credits of course work in any one term is classified as a Part-Time Student or Special Student. For more information, see Classification of Students.
A student may register as a Part-Time Student or reduce their course load to become a Part-Time Student at their discretion. Being a Part-Time Student may have implications for:
• Financial aid and student loan repayment
• Visa status for international students
• Eligibility for athletics
• Scheduling of required courses with prerequisites
• Other individual-specific concerns
Students intending to be a Part-Time Student should discuss these implications with their advisor and a representative from the Financial Aid Office, if appropriate. International students must discuss their intention to be a Part-Time Student with the Director of International Student Services.
Academic probation can only be removed for satisfactory work as a Full-Time Student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
If a student wishes to be a Part-Time Student for more than two quarters (consecutive or non-consecutive), permission must be requested from the Admissions and Standing Committee. Before granting permission for a third term of Part-Time study, the Committee will evaluate whether the student is making satisfactory academic progress.
Exceptions & Questions: Consult the Admissions and Standing Committee.