Full-Time Status

To maintain full-time status, you must be enrolled at Bryant University in at least four courses (12 credits) per semester. A normal class load is five courses (15 credits). Students are permitted to carry six courses (up to 20 credits) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the end of the previous semester; a minimum GPA of 3.2 and an extra fee is required to carry more than 20 credits.

Registration Process

The order of registration by Student Classification Number (SCN) is as follows:
8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Your classification number is based on the number of credits completed to date, and is calculated as follows:
0 – 14                 1 (First-Semester Freshmen)
15 – 29            2 (Second-Semester Freshmen)
30 – 44             3 (First-Semester Sophomore)
45 – 59            4 (Second-Semester Sophomore)
60 – 74                  5 (First-Semester Junior)
75 – 89               6 (Second-Semester Junior)
90 – 104                7 (First Semester Senior)
105 – and up          8 (Second Semester Senior)

Seniors in their last semester may register for six (3 credit) courses plus up to two (1 credit) lab courses. All other students may register for only five (3 credit) courses plus up to two (1 credit) labs during early registration.  After early registration has ended, students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 may add a sixth course by contacting the Undergraduate Advising Office. Students are advised to select a full complement of courses during early registration, since add/drop is designed to amend schedules not to build them.

Mid-term Grades

The purpose of mid-term grades for first-year students is to alert students to potential academic issues in time to take appropriate corrective action.

Full-time Study for Traditional Students

To maintain full-time status, you must be enrolled at BryantUniversity in at least four (3 credit) courses for a total of 12 credits per semester. A normal class load is five (3 credit) courses for a total of 15 credits per semester. Current students are permitted to carry six (3 credit) courses plus two (1 credit) labs (up to 20 credits) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the end of the previous semester; a minimum GPA of 3.2 and an extra fee is required to carry more than 20 credits.  Incoming freshmen are enrolled in five (3-credit) courses and one or two (1-credit) courses for a total of 16 or 17 credits.


Non-traditional students are described as those students whose primary focus is on work and/or family and who pursue their education on a part-time basis.

Part-time Study for Non-traditional Students

To study part time, students must apply to the Admissions Office as nontraditional students. To study part-time, nontraditional students must enroll in fewer than 12 credit hours of study during each semester, Fall 2014 – Summer 2015 tuition is $2,664 per three-credit course. To register for more than three courses, part-time students must obtain authorization from the Registrar and pay traditional (full-time) semester tuition. Part-time students have up to 12 years to complete their bachelor’s degree requirements, and must complete their final 30 credits at Bryant. Students may choose day and evening courses.

All non-traditional students must be admitted to a degree program. Students interested in pursuing a degree part time should schedule an appointment with the Office of Admission. When applying for admission, students must submit the following:

  1. Completed application for non-traditional, part-time status and the associated application fee;
  2. Official final high school transcript or an official copy of the results of the general equivalency examination;
  3. Official transcripts from any colleges previously attended.
    Credits from another institution may be transferred to Bryant in fulfillment of degree requirements according to transfer credit evaluation policies in affect at the time of application.

A variety of support services are available to students who pursue their degree through part-time study. Services include information and advice on career placement, learning assistance, academic counseling, and access to the Chace Wellness Center and all library and computing resources.

A limited amount of financial aid is available to degree candidates registered for six through nine credits per semester. Students studying part time are also encouraged to review their eligibility to receive tuition reimbursement through employer educational benefits.

Note: On-campus housing is not available to non-traditional students, and participation in campus clubs and organizations is limited.

Returning after Withdrawal

Students who have been withdrawn for more than two consecutive semesters must reapply through the Admission Office and meet all course, distribution, and quality requirements in effect at the time of reentry.