Academic Regulations - Classification
Classification of Students in Credit Programs Classified Student: A student who is enrolled for credit in an official program leading to an Associate Degree, Certificate of Achievement, or Certificate of Competence. Unclassified Student: A student who is enrolled for credit, but is not in an official program leading to an Associate Degree, Certificate of Achievement, or Certificate of Competence.
Special Student: A student who is enrolled for credit as an Early Admittee.
Educational Level Freshman: A student who has earned fewer than 30 credits towards an Associate Degree, or Certificate of Achievement. Sophomore: A student who has earned 30 credits or more towards an Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement.
Full Time and Part Time Students: Full Time Student: A student who is enrolled in 12 semester credits or more in a semester or in a 12-week summer term. A student is also considered to be full time under the following conditions: enrolled for 6 credits or more in a 6-week summer session where full-time status is for the 6-week session only or enrolled for 8 credits or more in a 10-week term. Part Time Student: A student who enrolls in fewer than 12 semester credits in a semester or fewer than the minimum semester credits required for full time status in shorter terms or sessions. Half-Time Student: A student who enrolls in at least 50% of the semester credits required for full time status in a semester or shorter term or session. The definitions of a full time student and of a part time student are Honolulu Community College definitions used for certifying enrollment. A summer term may consist of more than one session. A third party such as Veterans Administration (VA) benefits or Federal financial aid may have another definition of a full time student that is used in determining eligibility for benefits.
HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE CATALOG 2017-2018