The University can certify a student’s enrollment status for the current semester or for past enrollment semesters. Requests for the current semester are processed after the end of the first week of classes. Current enrollment status is based on the number of registered semester credit hours. Undergraduate full-time enrollment is 12 semester hours (6 in summer). Graduate full-time enrollment is 9 semester hours (5 in summer). Students should submit requests for enrollment certification in writing to the Office of the Registrar. After the first week of the semester, allow one week for processing, not including time needed for the certification to travel by mail. Students can order a rushed enrollment certification for an additional fee and it will be processed immediately. Most certifications for auto insurance, credit card applications, travel discounts, etc., will be referred to the National Student Clearinghouse. Definitions of full- and part-time status are used for enrollment certification purposes only, not for financial aid purposes. See Financial Aid Handbook for specific information about financial aid at www.up.edu/finaid/handbook.