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Enrollment Status

Students who matriculate in the School of Biomedical Informatics fall into one of the following categories.

  • Program Student: a student admitted to an academic program who is following a set curriculum and pursuing a degree without an interruption of more than two semesters in enrollment.
  • Full-­time Student: a graduate student enrolled in at least nine semester credit hours (SCH) each during the fall and spring semester, or six semester credit hours in the 12-­week summer session. Only those credit hours for UTHealth courses taken for credit are counted in the calculation of credits designating a full-­time student.
  • Part-­time Student: a graduate student enrolled in a program for fewer than nine semester credit hours in the fall or spring semester, or fewer than six semester credit hours in the 12­-week summer session.
  • Certificate student: a student admitted to the certificate program seeking a certificate of completion of fifteen semester credit hours.
  • Non-­degree Student: a student who is admitted to the School for one or more courses but not admitted to a degree or certificate program. Enrollment as a non-degree student does not entitle a student to admission to a program. A non-­degree student is not eligible to receive a degree. Non-degree students will not be allowed to register for practicum/doctoral courses. Non­-degree students can complete a maximum of 12 semester credit hours and must maintain a 3.0/4.0 grade point average.
  • Transfer Student: a student who has graduate level credits from another institution and who applies for admission to a degree program at the School. This student must be in good standing at the institution last attended.
  • 4 + 1 student: a student who is presently enrolled in a bachelors level academic program but has been admitted to School of Biomedical Informatics to complete a graduate certificate at the same time as completing the undergraduate degree.
  • Concurrent/Inter-institutional Student: Concurrent and inter-­institutional students can complete a maximum of 12 semester credit hours and must maintain a 3.0/4.0 grade point average.
  • Any student enrolled at UTHealth who is not admitted to a degree program or certificate program in the School of Biomedical Informatics can complete a maximum of 12 semester credit hours and must maintain a 3.0/4.0 grade point average. If a student takes more than 12 semester credit hours, only 12 semester credit hours can be counted toward any degree in the School of Biomedical Informatics.

Student Enrollment

Students enroll each semester by using myUTH on the web. There is no on-­site enrollment.  Enrollment dates are announced in the online Registration Schedule.