Enrollment Status Definitions

Please note the following information relative to enrollment verification:

  • Required credit hours to be certified as a full-time or half-time undergraduate or graduate student for fall and spring semesters and for the summer terms:

    Fall/Spring Semesters

    Status Hours Required
    Full-time 12 hours
    Three Quarter Time 9 hours
    Half-time 6 hours

    Summer

    Status Hours Required
    Full-time 8 hours
    Three Quarter Time 6 hours
    Half-time 4 hours

    Fall/Spring Semesters

    Status Hours Required
    Full-time 9 hours
    Three Quarter Time 7 hours
    Half-time 5 hours

    Summer

    Status Hours Required
    Full-time 6 hours
    Three Quarter Time 5 hours
    Half-time 3 hours

  • Enrollment status for financial aid purposes may or may not match enrollment status as defined by the Office of the Registrar.
  • Once a student drops a course, those hours cannot be used for verification of enrollment purposes. Information updates are supplied to the National Student Clearinghouse periodically, and a student's enrollment status may change if he/she drops a course or withdraws from the university.
  • A student who is enrolled in less than a full-time course of study at Texas A&M may be in jeopardy of:
    • losing insurance coverage under his or her parent/guardian's insurance policy;
    • being out of compliance with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS) if enrolled at Texas A&M on a student visa;
    • being placed on a loan repayment schedule by a lender or guarantor if the student is the recipient of Federal financial aid; and/or
    • losing a scholarship if the guidelines for receiving the scholarship require full-time enrollment, etc.
  • If a student is co-enrolled at another collegiate institution during the same semester he or she is enrolled at Texas A&M University, only the enrolled hours at Texas A&M can be used for enrollment certification purposes. Hours for which the student is enrolled at another collegiate institution cannot be included for enrollment certification at Texas A&M.*

* - Students participating in the Blinn TEAM program or the TAMU Engineering Academy at Blinn program may have unique enrollment certification specifications based on the program agreements. Enrollment status for students in these programs is reported to the National Student Clearinghouse by Texas A&M University and includes enrolled hours from both institutions. Students can obtain enrollment verification which will reflect this enrollment status from the National Student Clearinghouse through Howdy. Students alternatively requesting enrollment verification directly from the Texas A&M University Registrar’s Office on TAMU letterhead are provided enrollment verification of Texas A&M University enrolled hours ONLY. Students may also consider obtaining a verification of their enrollment from Blinn College that will reflect their Blinn enrollment.