The minimum full-time semester workload is 12 credits for undergraduate students and 9 credits for graduate students. Certain forms of federal, state, and institutional financial aid require full-time status by the end of the add/drop period. Only full-time students are permitted to live on campus.
To receive overload approval for a given semester, an overload access code (OAC) must be obtained from the appropriate chair or director by:
Overload policies for continuing education and summer session students are determined and published by the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education, www.purchase.edu/ce. Overloads are not permitted in winter session. Given the intensive pace of winter session courses, all students are limited to one 4-credit course; no exceptions will be considered.
Undergraduate students who pursue fewer than 12 credits (and graduate students who pursue fewer than 9 credits) per semester have part-time status. Part-time matriculated students meet the same admission and degree requirements as full-time matriculated students. Students who wish to pursue part-time studies should consult with the chair or director and the board of study to determine whether a part-time program is available.