|CATEGORIES OF REGISTRATION|
It is the expectation that all graduate students are admitted on a full-time basis, although some programs may offer part-time admission on an exceptional basis.
1) Full-Time Student: A student who is admitted to a program on a full-time basis is one who is geographically available and visits the campus regularly. Graduate students must be continuously present at the university for each term in which they are registered. It is understood that a graduate student may be absent from the University while still under supervision, e.g., visiting libraries, attending a graduate course at another institution, doing field work, etc. Any such absence from the University must be approved by the program.
2) Part-Time Student: Some graduate programs are available on a part-time basis, and students may be admitted to such programs as part-time registrants. Students must petition the Graduate Program and Faculty of Graduate Studies for permission to transfer to part-time status. Part-time registration in full-time programs may be granted in exceptional circumstances and only with the approval of both the Graduate Program and Faculty of Graduate Studies. Supporting documentation must be submitted with the request. Students interested in part-time studies should first consult the program.
Full-time employees of the University enrolled in graduate programs may only have part-time status.
Note: Part-time students may not take more than one course in any term. Concurrent registration in a course and in a thesis or dissertation (not major paper) will be permitted.