You must be registered for 6 or more credit hours for two out of the three semesters per academic year. You can request a "Free Semester" which allows you to be enrolled in less than 6 credit hours and continue to work as a Student Employee for one semester in the academic year. The academic year begins with the summer semester and ends with the spring semester. If your "Free Semester" is summer , you do not have to be registered for summer as long as you are already registered for at least 6 credit hours for the fall semester. If your "Free Semester" is either fall or spring, you must be registered for a minimum of 3 credit hours. To use this option, email firstname.lastname@example.org from your Owens email account and state which semester you would like to use as your "free semester".