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Graduate Studies Calendar 2012-2013 Academic Regulations B.3 Student Status
B.3 Student Status
B.3.a) Research (Thesis)-Based Programs

Students registered in Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Programs will be considered full-time unless their program formally offers a part-time option, by listing the option under their respective program listing in this calendar and approves the student for a part-time registration status.

It is understood that full-time students will normally work an average of 40 hours per week on program-related activities. Program-related activities include course work, systematic reading, laboratory or other research work related to the production of thesis proposals and/or defence of thesis and thesis proposals, field work, and study for candidacy examinations.

A graduate student may arrange to undertake a portion of the full-time requirement at another institution or in the field. Requests for permission to undertake such full-time external student research must be submitted well in advance to the Graduate Program Director for approval.

B.3.b) Course-Based Programs
B.3.b) i. Course Work Minima

Course-based graduate programs normally consist of at least six full-course equivalents taken at the graduate level. Audited courses do not count towards the fulfillment of program requirements.

B.3.b) ii. Full-time Students

Students will be considered full-time if they enrol in six or more half-course equivalents per annual registration.

B.3.b) iii. Part-time Students

In order to remain eligible for part-time status, students may enrol in no more than five half-course equivalents per annual registration.

Enrolment in additional courses will require a change in status to full-time enrolment. A change from part-time to full-time status will require program approval indicating satisfactory progress for full- time registration. It will also require that students pay the full-time general fees for the full year retroactive to their anniversary registration date.

Only programs that stipulate a part-time enrolment option under their respective listing in this calendar may approve part-time enrolment requests.

B.3.c) Change of Registration or Status

Course changes must be done through the online Student Centre at myUofC and will be considered until the deadlines listed in the Academic Schedule of this Calendar.

Course changes after the registration deadline must be done on a Change of Course Registration form and a $60 late registration fee will be charged.

Registration to audit a course must be done on a Change of Course Registration form.

Changes to full-time/part-time status subsequent to the registration deadline must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies on a Change of Program or Status form. Forms are available on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website at: http://grad.ucalgary.ca/current/managing-my-program/registration.