Student Classification

Students may be classified as described below.

  • Full-Time Student…
    • a student enrolled for 12 or more credit hours per semester.
  • Part-Time Student…
    • a student enrolled for less than 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Freshman…
    • a student who has earned less than 32 credit hours.
  • Sophomore…
    • a student who has earned 32 or more credit hours.
  • Special Student…
    • a student taking individual credit courses but not working toward a degree. When a special student has accumulated 12 credit hours or more, he/she is encouraged to enter an academic program. A special student is generally not eligible for many types of financial assistance.