To be considered full time at RISD, students are required to be enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours. This is usually four classes, though can be three if one of those classes is a double weighted (6-credit) studio. Generally, Dual Degree students are taking four to five classes a semester. Students are also required to take a minimum of one class in the RISD Wintersession of their first and second years in the program. Many students choose to continue participating in RISD Wintersession throughout their five years.