UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 09-04-01
CATEGORY: STUDENT AFFAIRS
SECTION: Registration and Records
SUBJECT: Registration Status
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2009 Revised
This policy establishes the criteria used to determine registration status, including
full-time/part-time and active/inactive status.
A student is considered enrolled only when officially registered with the University
Registrar or designee, in accordance with Policy 09-04-10,
Registration and Add/Drop.
Full-time status for the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms is defined as follows:
- Undergraduate students registered for twelve or more credits, or the equivalent
- Graduate and first professional students registered for nine or more credits or the
equivalent, or a Full-Time Dissertation Study course
Students registered for equivalent credit loads below the minimums for full-time status
are considered part-time.
Eligibility for a fellowship, scholarship, or loan may be contingent upon full-time
registration status. Only the registrar is authorized to certify a student's registration
A student is active when admitted and enrolled in the term of admission.
A student is considered inactive, and must request readmission to the University prior
to registration under the following circumstances:
- A new/readmitted student did not enroll in the term of admission/readmission
- The student has not enrolled for three consecutive terms
- The student graduated
Readmission or reinstatement is not automatic. The student must meet all current
admission and degree requirements.
Maintaining Active Status
A student must be registered for a Full-Time Dissertation Study course or at least one
credit in a twelve month period in order to maintain active
If active status is not maintained, the student is not permitted to use University facilities
or receive counseling or active supervision by a
faculty member, advisor, or committee.
All graduate students must be registered for the term in which they are graduated. In
extenuating circumstances, exceptions may be obtained by submitting a written request
to the Registrar, approved by the
appropriate dean or campus president.
Only the Registrar is authorized to certify a student's enrollment and graduation.
Policy 09-04-10, Registration and Add/Drop