Regular students are those who have been admitted with the expectation that they will become candidates for degrees. Special students are those who have been admitted for limited or special programs in non-degree status. Special students are admitted without satisfying the usual entrance requirements of the college, provided there is proof of adequate preparation for the courses to be taken. A special student who eventually seeks admission as a regular student to pursue a degree must complete the standard application procedures for admission as described below.
The classification of regular students according to the number of credits earned is as follows:
- First-year students have completed fewer than 26 semester hours.
- Sophomores have completed at least 26 semester hours but fewer than 57.
- Juniors have completed at least 57 semester hours but fewer than 87.
- Seniors have completed at least 87 semester hours.