Classification of Students

Students are classified as follows:

Full-time Enrolled in twelve or more units
Part-time Enrolled in fewer than twelve units
Freshman Fewer than thirty units completed
Sophomore Thirty or more units completed

Associated Student Office — six or more units per semester.

Athletic Eligibility — twelve units per semester, including Kinesiology classes.

Financial Aid

Full-Time Twelve units per semester
3/4 time Nine units per semester
1/2 time Six units per semester

Social Security Benefits — twelve units per semester.

Veterans Benefits

Full-Time Twelve units per semester
3/4 time Nine units per semester
1/2 time Six units per semester

Work Study — twelve units per semester required.

The faculty recognizes it is necessary for many students to work while attending college. However, it is expected that students demonstrate good judgment when enrolling under these conditions. Students must make allowance for their employment and other outside obligations in planning their college programs.

In order to maintain a proper academic balance, students should consider the following:

  • Students should normally expect to spend at least three hours (one in class and two outside of class) per week for each unit taken.
  • Employment and college time together should not exceed sixty hours weekly.
  • Students should distribute study time appropriately for each class. Often preparation for a lecture class differs from preparation for a laboratory class.
  • Students should take advantage of instructor office hours to consult with faculty as often as necessary.