General Catalog

Enrollment Status

Matriculated Students

Degree seeking applicants that are admitted, registered, and begin their studies with the University are placed into a matriculated status. The University identifies its students into the following classifications:

  • First-Time Freshman – These degree seeking students have no prior experience attending any post-secondary institution at the undergraduate level. Students that earned college credits before graduation from high school are also included in this classification.
  • Freshman – These degree seeking students have attended post-secondary institutions and may have transferred less than 12 semester credits from another institution.
  • Transfer Student – These degree seeking students have transferred 12 or more semester credits from another institution.

Non-Matriculated Students

Non-degree seeking applicants that are admitted, registered, and begin their studies with the University will be classified as non-matriculated.

Full-Time and Part-Time

Matriculated and non-matriculated student enrollment status may be reported to external agencies as mandated by federal regulation. The University uses the following classifications to identify student’s enrollment status: i.e., full-time or part-time status.

Graduate
Undergraduate
Status Credit Hours Status Credit Hours
Full-Time 6+ Full-Time 12+
Half Time 3-5 Three Quarter Time 9-11
Less than Half Time < 3 Half Time 6-8
Less than Half Time 1-5