Students who are registered as part-time are expected to be pursuing their studies on a part-time basis and making commensurate progress. The number of terms of study for a given program is expected to be approximately twice as long as for a full-time student in a comparable program, but progress is expected to be continuous.
Part-time students may not gain financial advantage over full-time students with respect to the overall cost of fees for their program as a function of their part-time status.
Part-time students, normally, may not enroll in more than one half course (3.0 units)per term (excluding thesis registration). An exception to this condition is made when the normal course load in the program is four or more courses per term, in which case a part-time student may take two half courses in a given term.
Students may be admitted as part-time as permitted by the School of Graduate Studies. For such permission to be granted, prior to or at the time of recommending admission, the department/program must submit a formal recommendation containing
- an outline of a viable academic program
- a statement of the minimum and maximum period of registration to be allowed, and
- a statement of the proposed part-time status commitment.
This recommendation for part -time status must be approved before the student may be offered admission.