Enrollment Status

SDI uses the following credit hour guidelines to determine a student’s enrollment status each term/semester. Please note that certain funding agencies utilize different methods to determine enrollment status, particularly for courses delivered using a modular delivery method. Please refer to specific agency guidelines for eligibility related to enrollment status.

Full-time = 12 credit hours or greater

¾ time = 9 – 11 credit hours

½ time = 6 – 8 credit hours

< ½ time = 5 credit hours or less


Credit Hour Maximum

A maximum of 18 credit hours may be attempted per term/semester. Students may appeal in writing by sending an email to the designated Student Services Advisor or emailing students@sdi.edu. Such appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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