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2023 - 2024 Adler Catalog 
    
2023 - 2024 Adler Catalog

Enrollment Status


U.S. federal student loans require a student to maintain at least half-time enrollment as defined by their academic program. U.S. federal work-study and federal grant funding for undergraduate students does not require at least half-time enrollment. Enrollment status definitions are as follows, with all measures being taken on a per-semester basis. Only credits required for degree or certificate completion count in a student’s enrollment status for the semester.

Program

Full-Time

Half-Time

Less Than Half-Time

All Adler Graduate-Level Programs

6+ credits

3-5 credits

1-2 credits

All Adler Undergraduate-Level Programs

12+ credits

6-11 credits

1-5 credits

Graduate students enrolled in the following courses satisfy the full-time enrollment definition for the semester:

  • Dissertation
  • Practicum
  • Practicum Continuation
  • Full-Time Internship
  • Internship Continuation
  • Externship
  • Capstone
  • Project
  • Project Preparation
  • Thesis
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Dissertation Proposal - Vancouver
  • Dissertation Continuation - Vancouver
  • Graduate Preparatory Program - Vancouver

Graduate students enrolled in the following courses satisfy the half-time enrollment definition for the semester:

  • Dissertation Continuation - Chicago
  • Half-Time Internship
  • Thesis Maintenance
  • Capstone Continuation
  • Thesis Continuation - Vancouver
  • Project Continuation - Vancouver

Graduate students enrolled in the following courses and not enrolled in other coursework for the semester are considered to be enrolled less than half-time for the semester:

  • Continuous Enrollment
  • Dissertation Proposal - Chicago PsyD
  • Pre-Practicum - Vancouver
  • Qualifying Exam

Questions concerning course type designation can be verified with your program director.

Enrollment Status Considerations When Retaking Coursework

For the purposes of determining a student’s enrollment status, there are special considerations for students who are repeating coursework:

  • A student who has failed a course (grade of F, or grade of NC in a credit/no credit course) can have the repeated failed course calculated in their enrollment status as many times as it is necessary to get a passing grade. See the next bullet for an exception.
  • A student who is retaking a previously passed course to improve their grade in it may have exactly one repetition of that course included in their enrollment status. In the case when a student retakes the previously passed course to improve their grade and fails the second time, the student may not be paid for retaking the class a third time.