REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

TEMPORARY Fall 2020 Registration Accommodations due to Covid-19: Please refer to Fall 2020 F1 Students FAQ which UFIC provided on July 27, 2020 regarding Fall 2020 enrollment.

MINIMUM FULL TIME REQUIREMENTS* Undergraduate Students Graduate Students
Fall/Spring Semesters 12 credits each semester
  • minimum 9 credits physical presence
  • additional 3 credits may be physical presence or online
9 credits each semester
  • minimum 6 credits physical presence
  • additional 3 credits may be physical presence or online
Summer C 12 credits (or 6 credits Summer A and B each)
  • minimum 9 credits physical presence
  • additional 3 credits may be physical presence or online
6 credits (or 3 credits Summer A and B each)
  • minimum 3 credits physical presence
  • additional 3 credits may be physical presence or online
Summer B 6 credits
  • minimum 3 credits physical presence
  • additional 3 credits may be physical presence or online
3 credits
  • must be physical presence

*This table is applicable to the semester of admission and any subsequent fall and spring semesters, except the final semester. In subsequent summer semesters, registration is not required unless the academic department requires registration, the student has an assistantship/fellowship,the student is authorized for CPT, or the student plans to graduate. Please refer to Final Semester Minimum Requirements table regarding final semester registration.

Online Enrollment Restrictions Applicable to All Students

Online refers to any course that is EDGE or offered principally through the use of “distance education, television, audio, or computer transmission including open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, or satellite, audio conferencing, or computer conferencing” that does not have any physical presence requirements in the course.

  • During fall and spring semesters, students may not take only online credits.  Up to three online credits can count towards the full time course load; the remainder of the credits that count towards the full-time course load must have physical presence requirements.
  • During summer semesters, students may take any number of online credits except in the semester of admission (if admitted in summer) or the semester of graduation (if graduating in summer).
  • In the final semester, if a student needs less than a full course load to satisfy graduation requirements, then the number of credits taken cannot be online only, online credits cannot outweigh physical presence credits, and online credits cannot exceed three.

Enrollment Requirements for Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Students

Students who are Master’s Thesis or Doctoral, and have finished all core and elective courses and only need research credits to complete their degree requirements may register for a minimum of three research credits each Fall/Spring semester and a minimum of two research credits each summer until they graduate. Graduate students with an assistantship/fellowship must maintain the minimum registration requirements set forth by the assistantship/fellowship contract.

Final Semester Minimum Registration Requirements

In the final semester, students are automatically allowed to register less than full time as indicated in the table below. No special authorization is required in this situation. If a student needs less than a full course load to satisfy graduation requirements, then the number of credits taken cannot be online only, online credits cannot outweigh physical presence credits, and online credits cannot exceed three.

Final Semester Minimum Requirements Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Graduate Business Students
Fall 1 credit 3 credits 2 credits
Spring 1 credit 3 credits 2 credits
Summer 1 credit 2 credits 1 credit