Enrollment in at least 12 credits of course work in any one term
constitutes being a Full-Time Student. A student enrolled for fewer
than 12 credits of course work in any one term is classified as a
Part-Time Student or Special Student. For more information see Classification of
A student who wishes to register for fewer than 12 credits in a
term or who, in the course of a term, wishes to reduce the academic
load below 12 credits must petition the Admissions and Standing
- A senior who needs only one or two courses to complete
graduation requirements in the final term will generally be
permitted to enroll as a Part-Time Student.
- A student planning to transfer from Rose-Hulman may be granted
permission to enroll as a Special Student. For more information see
Classification of Students.
- Other students may be denied permission to reduce their course
load, even though they are having academic difficulties. Experience
has shown that carrying a lighter course load does not necessarily
improve academic performance and may actually impair it. Also,
Rose-Hulman considers it a possible dilution of the quality of its
degree to award it to students who have not, in the main, shown
themselves capable of carrying the full, normal course load.
- Normally, a student will not be permitted Part-Time or Special
Student status for more than one term.
A student on academic probation who enrolls for a
term as a Part-Time Student will normally be permitted to remain in
school if the student's GPA is raised sufficiently, but the
probation will not be removed. Probation can only be removed for
satisfactory work as a Full-Time Student. The student may be
dismissed from Rose-Hulman if academic progress is
Exceptions & Questions: Consult the
Admissions and Standing Committee.
to Rules & Procedures.