A full time student needs 9 credits per semester. For student as a teaching assistant, 6 of the credits are 198:877, and 6 are for actual courses. If a student is a research assistant, 6 of the credits are 198:866 and 6 are for actual courses. Part-time students are expected to enroll for 6 credits per semester except for very unusual circumstances.
A semester-long graduate course is normally worth 3 credits.
Warning! A student can register for as many as 15 credits without special permission. A student wishing to take more than 15 credits must get a letter of approval from the Computer Science graduate director, and then take it to ask for special permission from the School of Graduate Studies (Michelle Walezak, (848) 445-7065). However, the School of Graduate Studies will discourage a student from taking more than 18 credits and will not allow, under any circumstances, a student to take more than 20 credits. A student who does not comply with this rule is likely to be de-registered by the School of Graduate Studies without prior notice.