Student Enrollment Status

Degree Students 

Undergraduate students are considered full-time if enrolled for at least 30 credit hours in a fall or spring semester. 

Graduate students are considered full-time if enrolled for at least 18 credit hours in a fall or spring semester. 

To register for more credit hours (overload), students must receive permission from their academic unit. 

Undergraduate students must have completed 60 credit hours and have at least 3.00 cumulative GPA to carry an overload. The maximum number of credits undergraduate student may carry shall not exceed 36 credits. 

Graduate students must have at least 3.50 cumulative GPA to carry an overload. The maximum number of credits a graduate student may carry shall not exceed 24 credits. 

Non-degree Students 

ADA University enrolls non-degree students only in the English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP). 

Enrollment as a non-degree student does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program. If admitted into an ADA University degree program, non-degree students may be exempt from the English language requirement as part of the foundation year, provided they would have successfully completed Level D, i.e. Upper-Intermediate Level. 

Student Class Standing

Class standing is determined by the total number of credits that students have earned, with adherence to the policies for repetition of courses, including graded courses at ADA University, or transferred courses. 

Credits that are not included in calculating class standing are credits not completed (N, I), or credits not accepted through transfer, examination, or experiential learning. 

The following is the range of hours for undergraduate class standing. 

First Year: 0-60 credit hours 
Second Year: 61-120 credit hours 
Third Year: 121-180 credit hours 
Fourth Year: 181-240 credit hours or more 

Course Levels 

0999 Non-Credit Courses 
1000 Undergraduate first level courses 
2000 Undergraduate second level courses 
3000 Undergraduate third level courses 
4000 Undergraduate fourth level courses 
5000 Graduate Courses that are core graduate courses and courses of general importance in the field. Courses at the 5000 level may be               open to qualified undergraduate students and may be used to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements. A limited number of         5000-level courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for a master’s degree. 
6000 Graduate Courses that are advanced courses for the master's degree in the field of study. Courses at the 6000 level are the mainstay            of master’s programs and are not linked to numbers at other levels. 

Undergraduate students must consult with their Academic Advisor regarding academic regulations as they pertain to taking graduate level courses.