Enrollment Status & Verifications

Enrollment Verification Documentation

The Office of the Registrar can provide documentation of enrollment, term dates, and enrollment status (full-time, half-time). You can fill out the enrollment verification form and return it to our office or send an email to registrar@unthsc.edu from your university assigned email account to request documentation. If you have loan deferment paperwork that you need our office to complete, please submit that with the enrollment verification form.

Note: We can only verify enrollment after the census date and cannot verify enrollment for future semesters. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Enrollment Status


School of Public Health

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Full-Time Enrollment

A student must enroll for nine semester hours for the fall or spring semester to be considered full-time for that semester. Enrollment in a total of six semester hours is considered full-time for the summer.

When a student is enrolled in a doctoral dissertation or residency, a master’s practice experience, internship or thesis, the student will be considered full-time if enrolled in 1.5 credit hours of practice experience or 3 semester credit hours of doctoral dissertation or residency, internship, or thesis.

To be considered full-time in a long semester, MS students must enroll in 9 SCH (semester credit hours) while PhD students must enroll in 12 SCH. Enrollment in a total of 6 SCH is considered full-time for the summer.

Half-Time Enrollment

A student enrolled in less than 9 but 4.5 or more semester hours for the fall or spring semester is considered half-time. Enrollment of less than 6 but 3 or more semester hours is considered half-time for the summer.

A student enrolled in less than 9 but 4.5 or more semester hours for the fall or spring semester is considered half-time. Enrollment of less than 6 but 3 or more semester hours is considered half-time for the summer.

8 Week Courses

Semester credit hours cannot be counted towards total semester enrollment until after the census date for each term. If semester credit hours from the 8 week 2 semester are needed for half-time or full-time enrollment for a fall or spring semester, these semesters hours will not be counted towards total enrollment until after the 8 week 2 census date.



All students in the School of Health Professions, School of Pharmacy, and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine are enrolled full time each semester. If special circumstances require that a student in one of these programs is not enrolled full time, that student will be notified by their specific program and/or the Office of the Registrar.
This page last updated 24th Nov 2014