3361:50-77-14, The graduate school: definition of a graduate student

A matriculated graduate student of the University of Cincinnati must be the holder of a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent, must be admitted into a graduate degree program by the graduate school, and may pursue a graduate degree on either a part-time or a full-time basis.

(A)  Status as a matriculated graduate student requires registration for at least one graduate credit hour during the academic year (including summer). Students who fail to meet this requirement must apply for reinstatement or re-admission (as applicable) should they wish to complete the degree program.

(B)  Students must register for at least one graduate credit hour during each semester (excluding summer semester) if they are using university resources such as libraries, university housing, campus laboratories, office space, equipment, recreational or computer facilities.

(C)  The definitions in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule are to be used in determining which graduate students may use facilities of the university, are covered under the statement on students’ rights and responsibilities, may participate in student organizations and the governance process of the university, and are covered by the grievance process.