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Academic Status

The following categories define the status of all students admitted to the College:

Any student who has been officially admitted to the College and who is enrolled in one of its degree programs.

Maintenance of Matriculation
Matriculated students must maintain continuous enrollment at the College by registering for and completing at least one course each fall and spring semester or, if enrolled in an approved program through another institution, through payment of the Maintenance of Matriculation fee.

Any student who pursues a course or courses without admission to any of the College’s degree programs. Non-matriculated students must be officially admitted to the College or indicate that they will not pursue a degree after completing twelve credits.

Full-Time Student
Any matriculated student who carries 12 or more credit hours per semester. A full-time student may not exceed a maximum of 18 credit hours per semester except with permission from the Dean of the Undergraduate College. These students will also incur an excess credit charge for any credits above 16.

Part-Time Student
Any student who carries fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.

Graduate Student
Any student who has earned a baccalaureate degree and who is enrolled in graduate level courses.

Eligibility for Graduate Study
Students who plan to do graduate work should maintain a 3.0 index in at least two-thirds of the work done in their major. Please consult the Graduate Catalogue for the requirements for a Master’s degree.

Second Bachelor’s Degree
Students who wish to earn a second baccalaureate degree at the University of Mount Saint Vincent must complete a minimum of 30 additional credits in residence; ordinarily, the 30 credits will be in a new major field. The second degree must be in a field or major different from the first one earned, and the first degree must have been awarded by a regionally accredited institution.