Students may enroll in 100/1000-level or 200/2000-level courses, which are letter-graded courses of instruction, or for 300/3000-level courses, which may be individual courses of reading and research, graduate seminars, or direction of the dissertation. 300/3000 level are graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory (SAT/UNSAT), but at the academic department's discretion, TIME-equivalent courses may be marked as ungraded (NOG). Students enroll in courses equaling 16 credits.
- Degree candidates may register for up to six courses (24 credits) in each term without paying additional tuition at the per-course rate.
- Students are strongly encouraged to not enroll in courses that meet at the same time or overlapping times.
- A graduate student may enroll in courses labeled “Primarily for Undergraduates” with instructor approval; normally, these courses will not count toward the minimum course requirements for a higher degree.
- Students may enroll in language courses with the permission of the instructor on a SAT/UNS basis (see the Academic Calendar for deadline) after petitioning for change of grading status through the Registrar's Office. Language courses taken on a SAT/UNS basis may not count toward the minimum course requirements for a higher degree.
- Students may audit courses with the permission of the instructors concerned.
Students Departing Mid-Term
Students who intend to spend a portion of an academic term or year on campus and who plan to be away from campus for more than 50 percent of an academic term or year should apply to be a non-resident student.