All students are classiﬁed according to the following categories:
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 Office of Admissions; and (3) the student has been admitted to one of the college’s curricula including international students requiring issuance of an I-20. (Note: Paul D. Camp Community College is not certified at this time to accept International students.)
Students who are not formally admitted to one of the regular curricula but who are classified according to the following student goals or conditions are considered non-curricular students (International students requiring issuance of an I-20 or students receiving Federal or State aid are not eligible for these categories):
- Upgrading Employment Skills for Present Job
- Developing Skills for New Job
- Career Exploration
- Personal Satisfaction and General Knowledge
- Transient Student
- Student who maintains primary enrollment with another postsecondary institution and elects to enroll in the VCCS.
- High School Student dual enrollment or dual credit
- Auditing a course. Students desiring to attend a course without taking the examination or receiving credit for the course may do so by registering to audit through the usual registration process and paying the normal tuition. Permission of the Division Dean or another appropriate academic administrator is required to audit a course. Audited courses carry no credit and do not count as part of the student’s course load. Students desiring to change status in a course from audit to credit or from credit to audit must do so within the add/drop period for the course. Students who desire to earn credit for a previously audited course must re-enroll in the course for credit and pay normal tuition to earn a grade other than “X.” Advanced standing credit should not be awarded for a previously audited course.
A student is considered a full-time student if enrolled for 12 or more course credits.
A student is considered a part-time student if enrolled for less than 12 course credits.
A student is classiﬁed as a freshman until 30 course credits have been completed in a designated curriculum.
A student is considered a sophomore after successfully completing 30 or more course credits. Transferred credits are included providing they apply toward meeting the requirements of the student’s curriculum.