Classification of Students

Students are classified as follows:

By program enrollment:

Classified: Students who follow a prescribed program of studies leading to a degree or certificate.

Unclassified: Students who are not enrolled in an organized program or curriculum and are not working toward a degree or certificate.

By number of credits enrolled:

Full-time: Students who are enrolled for 12 or more credits.
Part-time: Students who are enrolled for 11 credits or less.

By educational level:

Freshman: Students who have completed 0 – 29.99 credits
Sophomore: Students who have completed 30 – 59.99 credits

By registration status:

First-time student: A student attending a post-secondary institution (beyond high school) for the first time.

Continuing student: A student who was enrolled at Kaua‘i Community College during the previous semester (excluding summer session).

Returning student: A student who was last enrolled at Kaua‘i Community College and is returning to the College after an absence of one or more semesters.

Transfer student: A student who was last enrolled in another academic institution of a post-secondary nature.

Continuing education student: A student at Kaua‘i Community College who is taking a non-credit course through the KCC Training Office/OCET.