Description of Data Element 01433





NAME:         Full-Time/Part-Time Indicator                                     



NUMBER:       01433                                                             



FILES/TABLES: RET                                                               
COMPONENTS:   01063                                                             



INTENT:                                                                         
   SUS Retention Study                                                          
   Student Right-To-Know Reporting                                              



DEFINITION:                                                                     
   An indicator which establishes the full-time/part-time status                
   of a student at an institution.                                              



ALGORITHM:                                                                      
   A student is considered to be full-time for the term if the                  
   following conditions are met.                                            <   
   1) for fall or spring term -                                                 
      The student is an undergraduate (1060 = l, u) and the Current             
      Term Course Load is equal to or greater than 12 hours.                    
      The student is a graduate or unclassified student                         
      (1060 = a, b, n) and Current Term Course Load is equal to or              
      greater than 9 hours.                                                     
   2) for summer term -                                                         
      The student is an undergraduate (1060 = l, u) and the Current             
      Term Course Load is equal to or greater than 8 hours.                     
      The student is a graduate or unclassified student                         
      and Current Term Course Load is equal to or                               
      greater than 6 hours.                                                     
   3) for SUS reporting                                                         
      The student will be considered full-time if he/she is                     
      full-time during the first term enrolled, regardless of the               
      student's full-time/part-time status in future terms.                     
      Information concerning the full-time status of the student                
      is derived from Current Term Course Load (01063) and is                   
      stored on the SUS Retention Data Base Cumulative Record.                  



TABLE VALUES:                                                                   
   F              Full-Time                                                     
   P              Part-Time                                                     



DATABASE INFORMATION:                                                           
   PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: X                                                      
   COLUMN NAME:          FULL_PART_TIME_IND                                     
   SHORT NAME:           FULLPART                                               



CREATE-CHANGE DATE:  04/30/96                                                   



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