What is Enrollment Verification?
Current and Former Students and Alumni
Enrollment Verifications serve as proof of your status as a student. Insurance companies, loan agencies and other organizations may require a verification in order for you to be eligible for certain benefits. In some cases, verification may be necessary to prove that you did not attend Sam Houston State University
The most common reasons for requesting an enrollment verification include:
- Student loan agencies, scholarships and insurance companies wanting to know if a student is enrolled
- Scholarship committees wanting to know if a student maintained a certain GPA
NOTE: Registration alone does not constitute enrollment. To be considered enrolled, a student must:
- Be registered for and currently attending classes
- Have fulfilled their financial obligation to the university for the semester
If a student is registered but not enrolled, they can request a special letter to confirm registration for the upcoming semester.
Determining Full-time/Part-time Status
- Undergraduate students must be enrolled in 12 hours to be considered full-time.
- Graduate students must be enrolled in nine hours to be considered full-time.
- Six hours is considered half-time for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Course Load for Graduate Assistants
Graduate students employed by the University at least half-time as graduate assistants, research assistants, or teaching assistants should enroll in a minimum of six graduate credit hours per term to be considered full-time graduate students. The maximum course load for graduate assistants on half-time employment is nine credit hours per fall or spring term or six credit hours during the summer.
Graduate assistants on less than a half-time assistantship may have the maximum course load authorization increased proportionately by the appropriate department/school chair. For more information on the employment of graduate assistants refer to Academic Policy Statement 890303