Policies and General Information
Continuous Graduate Registration
Students who are actively working toward their degree completion and have completed enrollment in all credits required for the degree, but have not completed all graduation requirements, must enroll each semester for Continuous Registration and pay a flat $100 - $300 tuition fee for Continuous Registration each semester until all degree requirements are completed, including removing incomplete grades, passing the comprehensive examination, or completing a thesis or dissertation.
Students who are working at the full-time level of nine or more credit equivalency register for GRAD 903 in their discipline, pay a Continuous Registration fee of $300, and must pay the Health Center fee required of full-time students ($303). Students working at less than full time, but at least half time (five to eight credit equivalency) register for GRAD 902 in their discipline, pay a Continuous Registration fee of $200, and must pay the Health Center fee ($303) if they elect to purchase the UVM health insurance. Students working at less than half time (one quarter to four credit equivalency) register for GRAD 901 in their discipline and pay a Continuous Registration fee of $100.
The following chart describes the characteristics of each level of registration:
|Effort Expectation||Credit Equivalency||Attributes of Enrollment Designation|
|GRAD 901||Less than Half Time - 1-16 hours effort per week||1/4 to 41||Catcard, library, fitness center and bus privileges|
|GRAD 9022||At least Half Time, but less than Full Time - 20-32 hours effort per week||5-8||Catcard, library, fitness center and bus privileges; loan deferral, eligible to enroll in UVM Student Health insurance, federal financial aid eligibility, eligible for GTA/GRA funding|
|GRAD 903||Full Time - at least 36 hours effort per week||9 or more||Catcard, library, fitness center and bus privileges; loan deferral, health insurance required3, federal financial aid eligibility, eligible for GTA/GRA funding, ski pass eligibility|
1 Typically, students would register for 1-4 credits for an effort of 4 -16 hours/week. However, for minimal required effort, such as sitting for a comprehensive exam a couple of days into the semester with no other requirements, students may register for ¼ credits.
3Students enrolled in GRAD 903 must provide proof of health insurance coverage or purchase UVM Student Health Insurance and must pay the UVM Student Health fee.