Classification of Students
A full-time student carries a minimum of 12 semester credit hours; many carry an average of 15 semester credit hours. A student’s program may require more hours per week in some areas of instruction.
Class level is determined by the number of credit hours earned by the student. Students having zero to 23 credit hours are considered freshmen; those who have earned 24 to 53 credits are sophomores; those having earned 54 to 83 hours are juniors; and those with 84 credit hours or more earned are classified as seniors.
Part-time students carry a roster of less than 12 hours per week. Students in this category will require more than the typical four years to earn a degree.
Students who do not fulfill certain admission requirements may be admitted to follow particular courses and are considered as non-degree students. They do not register for a degree-granting program. Credits earned by a non-degree student may be counted toward a degree as soon as he or she has met all the requirements for admission and candidacy for a degree provided that the credits thus earned are applicable to the program of study. A non-degree student cannot hold a scholarship or take part in extracurricular activities.