Full-time and Part-time Student Status

Full-time Student Status
All full-time students (12 or more credit hours) are permitted to enroll for a maximum of eighteen (18) credit hours per semester, unless they are on Academic Warning or Probation.  The tuition charge for these courses is covered by the full-time rate. In an exceptional circumstance, a student may receive a recommendation from his or her faculty advisor and the approval of the Chief Academic Officer or designee to take more than eighteen (18) credit hours (course overload). In such a case, the student must have a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and will be charged an additional tuition fee at the part-time student rate. In instances where the overload is due to one 4 credit course, with a total of 19 credits, the 3.0 requirement will be waived at the request of the Academic Advisor and the consent of the Chief Academic Officer.  Overload fees will still apply. Students with a CPGA below 2.0 will not be allowed to take an overload. Course overload forms are available in the Registrar’s office.

Full-time students in traditional undergraduate programs who have completed a minimum of 12 credits at Becker and whose GPA is 3.9 or above will be allowed to take one additional course (up to three credits) at no additional charge. This will apply only to the fall and spring semesters, and may include Consortium courses. This does not raise the number of courses which students can take through the Consortium.

Part-time Student Status
Any student enrolled in less than twelve (12) credits in a semester is considered to be part-time. A student may complete nine (9) credits or three (3) courses prior to matriculating into a program of study. After the completion of nine (9) credits or three (3) courses, the student must formally apply for admission and submit all materials required for acceptance into a degree program to the Admissions Office. The applicant will be notified in writing by the Director of Admissions once a decision has been made. The completion of three courses is not, in itself, a guarantee of admission into a degree program.