3.2 Application, Admission, and Registration Policies
3.2.4 Student Status/Categories of Students
Full-Time and Part-Time Students
A student is considered to be full-time if:
- The student is planning to carry the normal academic load of the department during the registration period and;
- The student status is approved by the department head prior to the student declaring him/herself as a full-time student on the registration form or on the Telephone Registration System and;
- The department certifies at the time of each registration that the student's academic status is that of full-time.
Graduate students who do not meet the criteria specified for full-time students are designated as part-time students.
Pre-Master's Or Qualifying Students
In specific cases where the academic background of the student is judged to be insufficient for the given program in a unit, the department may recommend that the student be admitted to a pre-Master's program of study. The pre-Master's program is designed to bring the student's standing to approximately the level of an Honours graduate in the major department, and to provide any necessary prerequisites for courses.
A student wishing to take graduate courses with no intention of applying those toward an advanced degree at the University of Manitoba is classed as an occasional student. Occasional students must meet the same degree and grade point average entrance requirements as regular graduate students and must write final examinations in the courses taken (unless audited), but will not receive credit toward a degree. In special circumstances, an occasional student may apply for permission to proceed to a degree program and also apply for transfer, for credit, of courses taken in the occasional category.