Student enrollment status is defined on a quarterly basis in most of
the programs of the seminary. One unit of credit is defined as an
academic designation denoting a minimum of 25-30 hours of classroom
experience, academic preparation and research. In addition to the
following definitions, special guidelines for enrollment certification
pertain to certain classes and programs. Contact the Registrar's Office
for details. It is important to note that work continued under a grade
of Incomplete or Hold does not constitute enrollment beyond the quarter
In all cases described below, all courses, in any
of the three schools, on the Pasadena campus, at Regional Campuses, and
in any other way that Fuller offers courses, are counted toward the
both the minimum and maximum load.
For master's level programs, both degree and nondegree, the minimum
full-time study load is twelve (12) masterís-level units per quarter.
The maximum study load is twenty (20) units in any quarter.
PhD program in the School of Theology, six (6) units per quarter of
doctoral-level work is considered a full-time study load, and in the
PhD program in the School of Intercultural Studies, eight (8) units per
For Doctor of Ministry students, twelve (12) units in any
given quarter constitutes full-time enrollment for that quarter and the
following quarter. The maximum study load is twenty-four (24) units in
any twelve-month period.
For doctoral students in the School of
Psychology, the minimum full-time study load is twelve (12) units per
quarter. For Clinical Psychology students, the maximum academic load is
sixteen (16) units in any given quarter (including the Summer Quarter).
Six to eleven (6-11) units per quarter constitutes half-time status at
the master's level, and in the doctoral programs in the School of
Psychology. Half-time status for School of Intercultural Studies PhD
students is defined as four to seven (4-7) doctoral-level units per
quarter. For students in the School of Theology PhD and ThM programs,
half-time status is defined as three to five (3-5) doctoral-level units
per quarter. In DMin programs, four to eight (4-8) units in any given
quarter constitute half-time enrollment for that quarter and the
Three Quarter-Time Study.
For students receiving veteran's benefits, eight (8) master's-level
units per quarter constitutes three quarter-time study status. The same
is true of psychology doctoral classes. Three quarter-time status for
School of Intercultural Studies PhD programs is defined as six (6)
800-level units per quarter, and for PhD Theology students, four (4)
800-level units per quarter.