Student Status and Class Load


A student is considered full-time if he or she takes 12 or more credits in a semester.


A student is considered part-time if he or she takes fewer than 12 credits in a semester.

Financial Aid Load Requirements

A student receiving financial aid should check with Financial Aid on load requirements.

Class Status

A student who has earned 27 or fewer credits is considered a freshman. To be a sophomore, he or she must have earned 28 or more credits.

A student may not take more than 18 credits in a semester without special permission from the Academic Dean over the student's program of study.

Veterans Administration Load Requirements

A student receiving V.A. benefits should check with the Records Office, Prahl College Center PCC2020 at (810) 762-0476 or (810) 762-5632 for load requirements.