If you are in our MDiv, MAR, or residential MAC programs, you have full-time status if you attempt 12 or more credits in the fall or winter/spring terms.
If you are a ThM or PhD student, you have full-time status if you are taking 9 credits (or 3 courses) in the summer, fall, or winter/spring terms.
For ThM and PhD students, you remain full-time in your post-coursework phase beginning the first semester after completing your coursework. You will remain a full-time ThM student through your second year in the program and a full-time PhD student through your 6th year in the program.
Our Master’s students have 3/4 enrollment status if they take 9-11 credits during the fall or winter/spring terms.
Three-quarter enrollment is not available for ThM or PhD students.
You can have part-time status as a Master’s level student if you attempt 6-8 credits in fall or winter/spring terms.
If you are in a ThM program with a thesis capstone, you are half-time if you take 6 credits (or 2 courses) in either the summer, fall, or winter/spring terms. You remain part-time between your 3rd and 6th year in the program.
If you are working on the major paper capstone as part of your ThM, you are half-time if you attempt 5-8 credits in a period of enrollment.
As a PhD student, you are considered half-time if you attempt 6 credits (or 2 courses) during the summer, fall, or winter/spring terms.
If you are in the post-coursework phase of your program, you will remain at half-time until end of the 8th year of your program.
Note: All DMin students are considered to have less than half-time enrollment. Also, international students should be aware that the federal requirements for full-time enrollment do not match up exactly with Westminster's determination of enrollment status.