The “full-time”, “part-time” definitions are established and governed by the Time Status policy (http://policies.aua.am/#?id=127).

 

Graduate Students

 For graduate students, additional credits or credit overload is defined as follows:

Degree Program

AUA-Earned Credits per Semester

Overall AUA-Earned Credits

All programs except MSE, LL.M. and PMBA

Number of credits exceeding 18

 

LL.M.

Number of credits exceeding 9

Number of credits exceeding program requirements

MSE

Number of credits exceeding 9

Number of credits exceeding 37 after the final semester is completed

PMBA

Number of credits exceeding 11

Number of credits exceeding 65 after the final semester is completed

 

Graduate students may enroll in additional credits during the registration period of any term by submitting a completed and approved (by the Program Chair) “Credit Overload Petition.”  Additional credits entail extra tuition as indicated in the above-noted “Credit Overload Petition.” The per-credit fee is the same as the fee set for non-degree studies in the enrolled program at the time the student signed his/her latest Education Contract or any amendments to it.

Tuition assistance and/or scholarship awards do not apply to additional credits.

In case the additional course(s) doеs(do) not carry credits, the students should check with the Office of the Registrar to determine the fee to be paid.

 

Undergraduate Students

For undergraduate students, “Additional Credits” or “Credit Overload” is defined as follows:

Degree Program

Credits Per Semester

Overall Credits

All undergraduate programs

Number of credits exceeding 18*

Number of credits exceeding 120

 

*Undergraduate students must receive the approval of their program chair to enroll in more than 15 credits in any semester.  Undergraduate students are not permitted to enroll in more than 18 credits per semester.  In exceptional circumstances where the student has to enroll in more than 18 credits, s/he has to submit a “Petition of the Student”, explain the reasons for this extra load, and get the approval of the Program Chair. In such cases, the student will pay a per-credit fee (as described below) during the term the extra load is taken in.

After the add/drop deadline has passed for the final term of studies, the Office of the Registrar will evaluate students’ records.  For every AUA-earned credit exceeding 120, the student will pay a per-credit fee.

The fee per credit is 1/30 of the applicable annual tuition fee for the student’s program as set in his/her Education Contract or any amendments to it.

Tuition assistance and/or scholarship awards do not apply to additional credits.

In case the additional course(s) does(do) not carry credits, the students should check with the Office of the Registrar to determine the fee to be paid, if any.