Graduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012
Definition of a Credit Hour - One credit hour corresponds to one hour per week of classroom work for a semester, or to three clock hours or its equivalent of laboratory work per week for a semester. Some exceptions exist.
Graduate students enrolled for 8 or more credit hours are considered full-time students. Graduate students enrolled for 6 or more hours are considered full-time during summer term.
Note that the federal government and some other agencies have different definitions of student status.