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 (Fall and Spring) until all degree requirements are completed, including resolving incomplete grades, passing the comprehensive examination, or completing a thesis or dissertation.
Continuous Registration is graded SP/UP. Continuous Registration credits appear in the credit totals on a student's transcript but do not count towards the credits required to earn the graduate degree.
Students who are working at the full-time level of nine or more credit equivalency register for GRAD 9030 in their discipline, pay a Continuous Registration fee of $300, and must pay the Health Center fee required of full-time students ($371.50). Students working at less than full time, but at least half time (five to eight credit equivalency) register for GRAD 9020 in their discipline, pay a Continuous Registration fee of $200, and must pay the Health Center fee ($371.50) 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 9010 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 9010||Less than Half Time - 1-16 hours effort per week||1/4 TO 41||Catcard, library, fitness center and bus privileges|
|GRAD 90202||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 90303||Full Time - at least 36 hours effort per week||9 or more||Catcard, library, fitness center and bus privileges; loan deferral, health insurance required4, federal financial aid eligibility, eligible for GTA/GRA funding, ski pass eligibility|
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.
Students funded as a full time GTA, GRA or GA (20 hours per week) must be enrolled in at least 9 credits, so must register for GRAD 9030.
Students enrolled in GRAD 9030 must provide proof of health insurance coverage or purchase UVM Student Health Insurance and must pay the UVM Student Health fee if UVM Student Health Insurance is chosen.