Going Not-Full Time for Last Semester

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grduatingscholar

Going Not-Full Time for Last Semester

Post by grduatingscholar »

Has anyone had any success going part-time status or reduced credit load for their last semester at college when they only needed a few credits to graduate? Or is SMART very strict about enforcing the full-time status?

Sisyphus
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Re: Going Not-Full Time for Last Semester

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Barring rare potential exceptions of which I'm unaware, SMART wants you enrolled "full time."

Also that way they can ensure ABD PhD's rack of 10's of thousands of dollars of additional debt on "Thesis Research" credits well beyond what they actually need to graduate...

graduatingstudent

Re: Going Not-Full Time for Last Semester

Post by graduatingstudent »

Sisyphus wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Barring rare potential exceptions of which I'm unaware, SMART wants you enrolled "full time."

Also that way they can ensure ABD PhD's rack of 10's of thousands of dollars of additional debt on "Thesis Research" credits well beyond what they actually need to graduate...
If only, you'd think if that was the case, they wouldn't care then that I'm doing a reduced-course load status, because that's still full tuition at my school.

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Re: Going Not-Full Time for Last Semester

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Yeah, this is unfortunate. I only have 8 credits I need for my last semester as well and they denied my <12 credit request. I'm going to end up taking a random class outside of my major to reach 12 credits. I already have a term where I took 2 PE classes to reach 12 credits. It feels like a waste of time and money in my opinion.

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