Enrollment Reporting Conversion Factors - Single Term

Bachelor's

Credits per FTES

Credits Needed for
Full-Time Status

Dental Hygiene (BS)

15

12

Medical and Research Technology (BS)

15

12

Nursing (BSN)

15

12

Master's

Graduate School Masters

12

9*

Genetic Counseling (MGC)

12

9

Law (LLM)

12

9

Physical Therapy (MPT)

129

Public Health (MPH)

12

9

Social Work (MSW)

12

9

Research & Scholarship Doctorate

Graduate School PhD

109*

Professional Practice Doctorate

Dental Surgery (DDS)

First Year

20

12

Second Year

25

12

Third Year

30

12

Fourth Year

30

12

Law (JD) - Day

12

9

Law (JD) - Evening

12

7

Medicine (MD)

Use Headcount

16
Nursing Practice (DNP)109

PharmD - Entry Level

15

12

PharmD - Non-Traditional

15

12

Physical Therapy (DPT)159

Physical Therapy (DScPT)

15

9

Certificate

Dental Post Graduate

20

12

Nursing129

* Federal reporting definitions allow flexibility in assigning attendance status for graduate students involved in thesis or dissertation preparation. Through Spring 2009, a unit based status determination system was used for Graduate School programs.  Each credit was assigned a weight of 6 units, with the exception of course 799, which was assigned a weight of 12 units, and course 899, which was assigned a weight of 18 units. Graduate School students must of had a minimum of 54 units, equivalent to 9 credits for students not enrolled in course 799 or 899, to be considered full-time.

NOTE: The change in degree categories and designations reflect the 2008-09 Federal IPEDS elimination of the first-professional degree category.