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Classification of Students

Curricular Student
A student shall be classified as a curricular student if the following three conditions are satisfied:

  1. the student holds a high school diploma, a GED or its equivalent, or is otherwise determined qualified for admission;
  2. the required documents for general admission to a curricular program are received by the Admissions and Records Office; and
  3. the student has been admitted to one of the college’s curricula. This includes international students requiring an I-20.

Students wishing to declare a program or transfer from one program to another must consult a college counselor.

Non-curricular Student
Students are considered non-curricular if they are not formally admitted into one of the college’s curricula. International students requiring an I-20, or students receiving federal or state aid, are not eligible for these categories.

Student Enrollment Definitions

Full-time Student: Students enrolled for 12 or more credits per semester.
Part-time Student: Students enrolled for fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.
Freshmen: Students are classified as freshmen until they have completed 30 semester credits of study.
Sophomore: Students are classified as sophomores after they have completed 30 semester credits.

Credits accepted from other colleges are included in the total credits earned if they apply toward meeting the student’s curricula requirements.

Academic Load
The minimum full-time load is 12 credits and the maximum full-time load is 18 credits, excluding SDV 100. Students wishing to carry an academic load of more than 18 credits require written approval from the academic dean. Students placed on academic warning or academic probation may be required to take less than the normal course load.

This page was last modified on June 4, 2014. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.


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