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Registration, Student Enrollment Classifications

Enrollment Reporting Classifications

Credit is accumulated on the basis of semester hours:

Full-time Student Status

  • For JD Day students a twelve semester hour course load is considered full-time (6 semester hours for summer study).
  • For JD Evening students a nine semester hour course load is considered full-time (6 semester hours for summer study).
  • For LLM and MJ students a nine semester hour course load is considered full-time (6 semester hours for summer study). 

Half-time Student Status

  • For JD Day students a six semester hour course load is considered half-time (3 semester hours for summer study).
  • For JD Evening students a six semester hour course load is considered half-time (3 semester hours for summer study)
  • For LLM and MJ students a six semester course load is considered half-time (3 hours for summer study).

    JD Maximum Credit Hours

    Upper level JD Day students may register for a maximum of 16 credit hours per semester. After their third semester, JD Evening students may register for a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester.

    JD Minimum Credit Hours

    First-year JD Day students take 14 credit hours per semester. First-year JD Evening students take 10 credit hours per semester. 

    JD Day students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester except that JD Day graduating seniors in their final semester need only take the number of credit hours necessary for them to graduate.  JD Evening students must register for a minimum of nine credit hours per semester except that graduating seniors need only take the number of credit hours necessary for them to graduate. ​