Undergraduate students are assumed to be full-time, unless SAS the Registrar's office is notified otherwise. Undergraduates wishing to enroll part-time, must receive approval from their Academic Department (this ensures proper advising).
The Front End Process
The Back End Process
SAS 100 is added to students whose "Approved Load" is Full Time, but who haven't enrolled in at least 12 credits. The invoice should accurately reflect the student's approved load
Tuition is assessed per credit hour when a student is less than full-time. For accurate tuition, SAS 100 is added
Some fees are assessed based on the number of credits a student is enrolled in, but other fees are based on the student's approved load
Regarding Financial Aid:
The FA office must manually adjust the aid package of any student attending less than full time
The FA office relies on the Registrar's office to notify them when a student has been approved to attend part-time
The FA office uses enrollment in the SAS 100 course to drive the placement or release of a service indicator which will block aid disbursement
Prematurely dropping SAS 100 (prior to approval from the academic department) will result in aid being improperly disbursed.
Regarding Enrollment Reporting:
The Clearinghouse reports are based on "actual load" not "approved load"
Actual load refers to the number of credit hours a student has actually enrolled in, regardless of their approved load
Approved load is set at both the program, and term level, while actual load is term driven. Both are viewable from the Student Center