Full-time graduate students normally register for 12 credits per semester; part-time students normally take six credits per semester.  Students employed full-time are advised to limit themselves to no more than six credits per semester.  Students matriculated-with-conditions are expected to take six credits per semester.  In exceptional circumstances, students may exceed or fall short of these limits with the permission of a graduate program director or the Dean of Graduate Studies.

No student may register for more than 60 graduate credits during their graduate course of study at John Jay without the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and then may only register for courses needed for graduation.  In addition, no student may register for more than 15 credits in a given semester without the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.