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Enrollment certification

If you are a half-time or full-time student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, you may have your enrollment certified by a One Stop Student Services counselor. Enrollment certification is frequently required for repayment deferments on student loans, or to qualify for student discounts on auto insurance.

Undergraduate & non-degree students

Minimum credit rule per term

Academic year (fall, spring semesters) and May/summer term

Full time: 12 credits; half time: 6 credits

Miscellaneous coursework credit

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Professional Experience Program (PEP) If you are registered for the following courses, you are considered full time for certification and financial aid. (Financial aid eligibility will be calculated based on actual tuition and fees costs and standard living expenses):

AFEE 3096, Agro 4096, AnSc 4096, ApEc 4096, Ent 4096, FScN 4096, Hort 4096, PlPa 4096, ESPM 4096


College of Science and Engineering

Co-Op or Industrial Assignments (Engineering majors) You are considered full time for certification and financial aid purposes, if you are registered for the following courses (Financial aid eligibility will be calculated based on actual tuition and fees costs and standard living expenses):

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM)--4796
Biomedical Engineering (BMEN)--4896, 4996
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BBE)--4900
Computer Science (CSci)--3970
Civil Engineering (CE)--4190
Electrical Engineering (EE)--4961, 4962
Industrial Engineering and Management Science (IE)--3041 4042, 4043
Mechanical Engineering (ME)--3041, 4042, 4043, 4044


Postsecondary Teaching and Learning (PSTL)

0-Credit Courses= 4 credit: 712, 713, 721, 722, 731, 732


Off-Campus Study (OCS)

OCS 550, 590, 1550, 3000, 3550: full time


No Credit

The following types of coursework do not count toward certifying credit:

Special Exam, Advanced Placement, CLEP Exam, IB (International Baccalaureate), MIL 0-credit courses.


Audit coursework

Audit registration (V registration) may not be used in credit totals for certification or financial aid.


College of Continuing Education (CCE) &
Online Distance Learning (ODL)

Courses count toward certification only for the term in which the registration takes place. Only term-based ODL courses count toward Office of Student Finance (OSF) administered financial aid. OSF aid does not apply to extended-term courses (9 month), with one exception: If you are eligible for the Minnesota State Grant, all ODL courses you are enrolled in during the semester will be counted (both term-based and extended term courses).

For more information, go to the CCE Financial Resources Wizard or contact CCE at 612-624-4000 or send an email to cceinfo@umn.edu.


Graduate/professional students

Graduate students in MA, MS, & PhD programs

Academic year (fall, spring semesters) and May/summer term

Full time: 6 credits; half time: 3 credits

GRAD 0999 does not count for certification purposes.
8333 = FTE (full-time enrollment) masters
8444 = FTE (full-time enrollment) doctoral


Dentistry, Law School

Academic year (fall, spring semesters)

Full time: 12 cedits; half time: 6 credits

May/summer term

Full time: 6 credits; half time: 3 credits


Master of Business Administration

Full time program

See Other Professional Programs for part-time program.

Academic year (fall, spring semesters)

Full time: 6 cedits; half time: 3 credits

May/summer term

Full time: 6 credits; half time: 3 credits


Medical Technology

Year 3 students not taking MedT courses

Academic year (fall, spring semesters)

Full time: 12 credits; half time: 6 credits

May/summer term

Full time: 12 credits; half time: 6 credits

Year 4 students

Academic year (fall, spring semesters)

Full time: 12 credits; half time: 6 credits

Year 4 + students in clinical/hospital courses

May/summer terms and fall semesters

Full time: 4 credits

If you are registered for clinical/hospital courses, you are considered full time for enrollment purposes only, not financial aid eligibility.


Medical School

Full time: 6 credits; half time: 3 credits
Courses equal to 3 credits: InMd 6001, 6002, 6003


School of Nursing

Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice

Full time: 6 credits


Occupational Therapy

Full time: 6 credits; half time: 3 credits


Pharmacy

Academic year (fall, spring semesters) and May/summer term

Full time: 12 credits; half time: 6 credits


Physical Therapy

Academic year (fall, spring semesters) and May/summer term

Full time: 6 credits


Public Health

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), School of Public Health

Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.), School of Public Health

Academic year (fall, spring semesters)

Full time: 6 credits; half time: 3 credits

May/summer term

Full time: 6 credits; half time: 3 credits


Veterinary Medicine

Academic year (fall, spring semesters) and May/summer term

Full time: 9 credits; half time: 4 credits


Other professional programs

Masters programs offered by colleges and professional schools

  • Master of Agriculture (M.Ag.), College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Master of Business Administration, part-time program
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.), College of Education
  • Dentistry Fellow Specialist, School of Dentistry
  • Psychology Fellow Specialist, Medical School

Academic year (fall, spring semesters) and May/summer term

Full time: 6 cedits; half time: 3 credits


Non-degree graduate credit

Students taking non-degree graduate credits in a professional college plan will follow the requirements for that college. All other students taking non-degree graduate credits follow the requirements of the Graduate School.


Audit coursework

Audit registration (V registration) may not be used in credit totals for certification or financial aid.

Exceptions

Medical students in residency program--Effective January 1, 1990, in compliance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, Medical School students enrolled in a residency program cannot be certified as students for loan deferment purposes.

Graduate level coursework--Graduate level (5000- to 8000-level) coursework does not always meet Graduate School criteria for enrollment certification purposes. Students must also be registered in a University of Minnesota Graduate School or masters program. Refer to the Graduate School catalog for graduate and masters program student guidelines.


Accreditation

The University of Minnesota is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 5454 South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615.