Part Time / Full Time
A part-time student is an undergraduate student who is registered for up to 11 credits or a graduate student who is registered for up to 8 credits. Part-time students may enroll in day, evening, Saturday, or online classes. Charges are assessed on a per credit basis.
NOTE: Part-time matriculated undergraduate students must register for classes in at least one of the regular academic semesters each year in order to maintain their status.
A full-time student is an undergraduate student who registers for at least 12 credits or a graduate student who is registered for at least 9 credits in a given semester.
An undergraduate student is someone who has received a high school diploma or GED, but not yet completed his/her Bachelor's degree. Students who possess an Associate's degree are considered undergraduate.
A graduate student is someone who has received at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited higher education institution. Students who fall into this category pay the Graduate tuition and fee rates for course credit regardless of the course level.
A doctoral student is someone who has been formally admitted into CCSU's Ed.D. program. These students are considered part-time regardless of their course load. Charges are assessed on a per credit basis.
Matriculated (Degree Seeking) / Non-Matriculated (Non-Degree Seeking)
A matriculated student is someone who has been formally accepted by CCSU to pursue a degree at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Matriculated students may attend either full- or part-time.
A non-matriculated student is someone who has not been accepted by CCSU to pursue a degree.
NOTE: Non-matriculated undergraduate students must apply for matriculation before 30 credits are completed. Students will not be allowed to matriculate after completion of 30 credits without specific recommendation of an academic dean of the University.