Graduate students who have completed all required coursework and submitted required degree milestone forms to the Graduate School may request to enroll via an Academic Petition in special Full-Time Enrollment or Residency course options.
GRAD 7800 - Master's Thesis - Graduate Full-Time Enrollment (3 credit hours)
Master’s students pursuing the thesis option only may enroll in this course if they have: (1) completed all required coursework, and (2) submitted required milestone forms to the Graduate School (Comprehensive Exam Report or Portfolio or Study Report, Thesis Committee form, and Proposal Defense form). Students registered for this non-graded course are considered “full-time enrolled.”
GRAD 7999 - Master's Graduate Residency Credit (1 credit hour)
Meets Graduate School requirement for continuous enrollment during final term prior to graduation when all degree requirements (including thesis and/or project) have been completed or will be completed in the first four weeks of the semester. This course is non-graded, and credit for this course does not count toward the degree.
GRAD 9800 - Doctoral - Graduate Full-Time Enrollment Credit (3 credit hours)
Doctoral students who have: (1) completed all required coursework and (2) submitted required milestone paperwork to the Graduate School (Exam Report of Comprehensive Examination, Appointment of Doctoral Dissertation Committee or DNP Scholarly Project form, and the Proposal Defense form) may register for this non-graded course and be considered “full-time enrolled” students.
GRAD 9999 - Doctoral Graduate Residency Credit (1 credit hour)
Meets Graduate School requirement for continuous enrollment during final term prior to graduation when all degree requirements (including dissertation) have been completed or will be completed in the first four weeks of the semester.
GRAD 7800/9800 versus GRAD 7999/9999
|7800/9800 (3 credit hours)||7999/9999 (1 credit hour)|
|When to enroll?||When you have completed all requirements for the degree but thesis/dissertation defense.||In the final semester, when you have already defended or will defend early in the semester.|
|Completed all coursework?||Required||Required|
|Completed thesis/dissertation hours?||Required||Required|
|Passed qualifying exam?||Required||Required|
|Passed proposal defense?||Required||Required|
|About to defend thesis/dissertation?||Not required||Required - defend within the first four weeks of the semester.|
|Full-time enrollment for academic purposes?||Yes||Yes|
|Full-time enrollment for financial aid purposes?||Yes||Yes|
|Can hold an assistantship?||Yes||Yes, if you have applied to graduate.|
|Can keep GASP if still eligible?||Yes, with assistantship||Yes, with assistantship|
|Eligible for student health insurance plan?||Yes, meets the 3+ credit hour requirement.||No, unless student is on a student visa.|
|Repeatable?||Yes, fill out the petition for each semester in which you want to enroll.||No, can only take once.|
|Price per Semester|
|Domestic||Tuition and fees at 3 credit hour rate||Special Fee: GRAD 7999/9999
See tuition and fees for rate.
|International||Tuition and fees at 3 credit hour rate + International Student Fee||Special Fee: GRAD 7999/9999
See tuition and fees for rate + International Student Fee