Santa Clara University

Career Center

Full-time vs. Part-time

F-1 Visa Students
  • Part-time is considered to be no less than 15 and no more than 20 hours per week.
  • Full-time is considered to be 21 or more hours per week.
  • Graduate students are allowed a maximum of 9 months in full-time co-ops.
Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Part-time is considered to be no less than 15 and no more than 29 hours per week.
  • Full-time is considered to be 30 or more hours per week.


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