Full-time Enrollment Status

6948208040_a460012fff_nA student is considered enrolled full-time for a semester when the student has registered for eight or more units as a master’s student, six or more units as a doctoral student, and 12 or more units as an undergraduate. Units taken for audit do not apply to enrollment status calculation. Master’s students enrolled in four units and doctoral students enrolled in three units are considered half-time students.

All graduate assistants are classified as full-time students during the semester(s) of their appointments if they are enrolled in the minimum units required for their assistantship.

USC has approved several courses which confer full-time enrollment status on the students enrolled including:

  • Doctoral Dissertation (PPD 794)
  • Master’s Thesis (PPD 594)
  • Studies for the Qualifying Examination (GRSC 800)

For additional information, visit the Registration page in the USC Catalogue.