A matriculated student is one who meets all entrance requirements and who has begun working in a definite program toward the graduate degree. Ordinarily, a maximum of seven calendar years is allowed for the completion of the graduate degree. A maximum of 10 calendar years is permitted for students participating only during the Theology
and Ministry Graduate Studies summer sessions. On this basis, graduate
students are classified as follows:
- A full-time student is one who is matriculated and registered for six or more hours of credit for the semester (except in the MBA Program, which requires nine or more hours of credit per semester).
- A part-time student is one who is matriculated and registered for fewer than six hours of credit for the semester (fewer than nine credits for M.B.A. students).
- A non-degree student is one who has not matriculated into the graduate program, but who has been given permission by the director of the program to take specific courses.