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Determining Enrollment Status for a Summer Session

The University of Texas at Austin offers four summer session enrollment options: Whole Session, First Term, Second Term, and Nine-week Term. These terms do not meet the length of standard semester terms as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (standard semester terms are 15-19 weeks in length). The VA views each summer enrollment option as its own mini-term and calculates full-time status based on the number of weeks in a session.

Term Dates

Undergraduate and Graduate
Term Dates of Session Number of weeks
Whole Session (W) 6/3/21 – 8/16/21 11
First Term (F) 6/3/21 – 7/10/21 5
Second Term (S) 7/12/21 – 8/16/21 5
Nine-week Term (N) 6/3/21 – 7/29/21 8
Law
Term Dates of Session
Whole Session 6/3/21 – 8/16/21
First Term 2 and 3-hour 6/3/21 – 7/10/21
Second Term 2, 3, and 4-hour 7/12/21 – 8/16/21
Nine-week Term 6/3/21 – 7/30/21

If the class meets on dates different from the official term dates, those dates will be used instead.

Training Time at The University of Texas at Austin

Undergraduate*
No. of Hours Status
12+ Full-time
9-11 3/4-time
6-8 1/4-time***
   
Graduate**
No. of Hours Status
3+ Full-time
2 1/2-time***
1 Less than 1/2-time***
   
Law**
No. of Hours Status
6+ Full-time
4 More than 1/2-time
3 1/2-time***
2 Less than 1/2 time***

* VA determines status based on semester hour equivalency tables.

** VA determines status based on the school's academic regulation

*** You must be certified for greater than 1/2-time to qualify for the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)

Determining the Length of Term

You need to know the length of the term, semester hour equivalent and rate of pursuit to determine your enrollment status. Refer to the information below to help determine your enrollment status. Please contact us if you need clarification.

Divide number of days in a term (first day through the last day) by 7, disregarding remainders of 3 days or less, and adding one week for remainders of 4 days or more. Deduct one week for each one-week break or holiday during the term.

Example: A nine-week session beginning on June 3rd and ending on July 29th is 57 days in length. The calculation is 57 divided by 7 = 8 weeks, 1 day (8 weeks). A whole session beginning June 3rd and ending August 16th is 75 days in length. The calculation is 75 divided by 7 = 10 weeks, five days (11 weeks).

Credit Hour Equivalency Charts

Semester Hour Equivalency Table for Post-9/11 GI Bill

Semester hours X 18 divided by the length of term in weeks
  Number of weeks per term
Hours Pursued 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3
10 12.9 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 11.6 12.5 - - - - - - - - - -
8 10.3 11.1 12 13.1 - - - - - - - -
7 9 9.7 10.5 11.5 12.6 - - - - - - -
6 7.7 8.3 9 9.8 10.8 12 13.5 - - - - -
5 6.4 6.9 7.5 8.2 9 10 11.2 12.9 - - - -
4 5.1 5.5 6 6.5 7.2 8 9 10.3 12 14.4 - -
3 3.9 4.2 4.5 4.9 5.4 6 6.7 7.7 9 10.8 13.5 -
2 2.6 2.8 3 3.3 3.6 4 4.5 5.1 6 7.2 9 12
1 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.8 2 2.3 2.6 3 3.6 4.5 6

Semester Hour Equivalency Table

(Chapters 30, 35, 1606)
  Number of weeks per term
15-19 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Semester hours per term 12 or More FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT
11 3/4 FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT
10 3/4 FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT
9 3/4 3/4 FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT
8 1/2 3/4 3/4 FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT
7 1/2 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT
6 1/2 1/2 1/2 3/4 3/4 3/4 FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT FT
5 <1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 3/4 3/4 3/4 FT FT FT FT FT FT FT
4 <1/2 <1/2 <1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 3/4 3/4 FT FT FT FT FT FT
3 1/4 1/4 <1/2 <1/2 <1/2 <1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 3/4 3/4 FT FT FT FT
2 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 <1/2 <1/2 <1/2 1/2 1/2 3/4 FT FT FT
1 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 <1/2 1/2 3/4 FT

Calculation of rate of pursuit

Undergraduate Credit hour equivalents ÷ 12 X 100
Graduate Fall and spring Credit hour equivalents ÷ 9 X 100
Summer Credit hour equivalents ÷ 3 X 100
Law Fall and spring Credit hour equivalents ÷ 9 X 100
Summer Credit hour equivalents ÷ 6 X 100

Rate of Pursuit for Overlapping Terms

Many students take overlapping terms during the summer. Combine equivalent hours only for periods where sessions overlap to determine your enrollment status.

Example for undergraduate students

Class meets 6/3/21 – 8/16/21 (11 weeks) W 4 (4 x 18 ÷ 11) = 6.5 equivalent hours

Class meets 6/3/21 – 7/29/21 (8 weeks) N 3 (3 x 18 ÷ 8) = 6.75 equivalent hours

Both W4 and N3 classes meet 6/3/21 – 7/29/21 Only W4 class meets 7/30/21 – 8/16/21
Equivalent hours: 6.5 + 6.75 = 13.23 (>12)
Rate of pursuit = 13.25 ÷ 12 x 100 = >100%
MHA = 100%
Equivalent hours = 6.5
Rate of pursuit = 6.5 ÷12 x 100 = 54.1%
MHA = 50%

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