part-time studyeducation dictionary

A method of completing a course offered to students who, for employment or other reasons, are unable to undertake full-time study.

At some institutions, evening classes are available for part-time students. At others, part-time students attend the same daytime classes as full-time students but undertake fewer units of study than full-time students. Part-time students usually spread courses over a longer time than full-time students.

(14 Jan 2009)