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Washington State University Graduate School

Academic Load

An academic load of 10 credit hours per semester is required in order for a graduate student to be considered as a full-time student in the fall or spring semester. Full-time students may enroll for up to 18 credit hours, at no additional cost, if the curriculum is appropriate for that student. Part-time graduate students register for an academic load of 2 to 9 credit hours in fall and spring semesters. Students on appointment as summer teaching, research, or staff assistants are expected to register for 3 credit hours during the summer sessions. For additional information, see Chapter 5, Section C.


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