Student Classification

Students enrolled at the college are classified as freshmen, sophomores, or special students.
  • Freshmen - enrolled in or have earned from 0-29 semester hours of college credit.
  • Sophomores - enrolled in or have earned 30 to 59 semester hours.
  • Special students - earned 60 semester hours or more of college credit.

Full Semester

  • Overload – Students carrying more than 18 semester credit hours
  • Full-time – Students carrying 12-18 semester credit hours
  • Three-quarter – Students carrying 9-11 semester credit hours
  • Half-time – Students carrying 6 -8 semester credit hours
  • Less than half-time – Students carrying fewer than 6 semester credit hours

Note: Students enrolled in Health Professions programs may be considered full-time even if not currently enrolled in 12 college credit hours.

8-Week Terms and Summer Session

  • Overload – Students carrying more than 9 semester credit hours
  • Full-time – Students carrying 6-9 semester credit hours
  • Half-time – Students carrying 3-5 semester credit hours
  • Less than half-time – Students carrying fewer than 3 semester credit hours
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