In the College of Arts and Sciences, a student must be registered for no fewer than 3.5 courses (14 credits) to qualify for full-time status. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are registered for 13.5 credits or fewer with approval from the Academic Advising Resource Center are considered part-time and pay tuition by the credit.

In Oberlin Conservatory and the Double Degree Program, a student must be registered for a minimum of 16 credits to qualify for full-time status. Students in the conservatory who are registered for 15.5 credits or fewer and have secured approval from an associate dean in the conservatory are considered part-time and pay tuition by the credit. The complete policy is located in the catalog .

Students who need to reduce the number of courses and or credit hours during a semester must first get authorization from the Academic Advising Resource Center (AARC).

Discover how to request part time status


Degree Program Requirements

 

Bachelor of Arts

Minimum credits/courses to reach full-time status: 14 credits/3 and one-half courses
Maximum credits allowed without permission: 18
Fees charged for credits over: 20

Bachelor of Music

Minimum credits to reach full-time status: 16 credits
Maximum credits allowed without permission: 24
Fees charged for credits over: 24

Double Degree

Minimum credits to reach full-time status: 16 credits
Maximum credits allowed without permission: 26
Fees charged for credits over: 26