Undergraduate students are those students who have fulfilled admission requirements and are registered in courses for credit towards an undergraduate degree, or possess an undergraduate degree and are pursuing a program of studies leading to a diploma or another undergraduate degree. Visiting students and Open Studies students are also considered as undergraduate students.
These students fall into two categories:
(a) Full-time students - i.e., those students who are registered in the equivalent of nine or more units (three or more courses) each term;
(b) Part-time students - i.e., those students who are registered in six or fewer units (the equivalent of fewer than three courses) each term.
Undergraduate students, or students in programs identified with undergraduate faculties, are classified as follows:
1. A Regular Student is any student who has been formally admitted to study in the University and is registered in a program leading to a degree or diploma.
This classification includes students who are admitted to the University under the Adult Student admission policy.
2. An Open Studies Student is a student who is permitted to register in credit courses, but who is not admitted to a program leading to a degree or diploma. For more information, refer to A.21 Open Studies, Visiting and Exchange Students.
3. A Visiting Student is a student who has been formally admitted to the University but who, as a bona fide student (must have successfully completed at least three units or one half-course equivalent) at another accredited degree granting institution, is permitted to take courses for credit towards a degree program at his/her home institution. For more information, refer to A.21 Open Studies, Visiting and Exchange Students.
4. An Exchange Student is a student who is admitted to the University of Calgary under a formal exchange agreement to take courses for transfer to a degree program at his/her home institution. For more information, refer to A.21 Open Studies, Visiting and Exchange Students.