Students should consult the following document when determining the correct number of credits to enroll in each semester:
Minimum Credit Requirements
The Graduate School considers full-time enrollment to be 8-15 graded credits taken at 300 or above, excluding pass/fail and audit, during the fall and spring semesters, and 4-12 credits during the summer term, but it is not possible or advisable for graduate students to take that many actual course credits. To help with this, students have the ability to enroll for Zoology 990: Research. The credits for this course are variable and can be used to help fill the gap between actual course enrollment and full-time status. Students are strongly encouraged to talk to their advisor about the number of 990 credits they should enroll in for any given semester.
All students in the Department of Integrative Biology must be given permission each semester to enroll in Zoology 990. Please note that the course will appear closed, but because of the permission the “closed course” will be overridden.
To request permission to enroll in Zoology 990, email the Graduate Student Coordinator, Kayla Pelland (firstname.lastname@example.org), and provide the following information:
- your name
- campus ID
- name of your advisor
- term in which you want to enroll
Kayla will send you a confirmation email so you can enroll through your Student Center in MyUW.