Enrollment & Study Load Limits

The minimum full-time study load is twelve credits for undergraduates and nine credits for graduate students; the half-time study load for undergraduates is six credits and for graduate students is five credits. International students should contact the Office of International Affairs, 330 Oregon Hall, (541) 346-3206, regarding regulations for the minimum number of credits required in a given term. Athletes should contact Services for Student Athletes at (541) 346-5428 for info regarding minimal enrollment.

Undergraduates

Undergraduates in good academic standing may enroll for up to 18 credits during the initial registration period. Beginning Friday prior to Fall term classes (and beginning two weeks prior to winter, spring and summer terms), students may add additional credits to a maximum of 21 credits, without advisor approval. Students in good academic standing may register for 22 to 24 credits with written advisor approval beginning that same date. Students who want to enroll for more than 24 credits must submit a petition to the Academic Requirements Committee. Contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information.

Undergraduates on academic probation may register for no more than 15 credits.

Graduate Students & GTFs

Graduate students may enroll for up to 16 credits during the initial registration period. Beginning Friday prior to Fall term classes (and beginning two weeks prior to winter and spring terms), graduate students may add to a maximum of 18 credits. Students who enroll for more than 16 credits will be billed additional tuition. Contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance. In summer term, graduate students are limited to 16 hours.

Students who wish to enroll for more than 18 credits (or 16 credits in summer) are required to submit a petition to the Graduate School. Contact that office for additional information.

Admitted graduate students must enroll for a minimum of three graduate credits per Graduate School regulations. Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs) must be enrolled in an advanced degree program and must register for and complete a minimum of nine graduate credits a term. Audit hours do not count toward the nine credits; failure to complete the minimum credits each term may nullify an appointment. See also Graduate School Policies and Procedures and contact the Graduate School at (541) 346-5129 for additional information.