Classification of Students

Students may enroll at IRSC on a full-time or part-time basis. Students who enroll for 12 or more semester hours in the Fall and Spring Semester are classified as full-time, while those who enroll for fewer than 12 hours are part-time students. During the Summer Semesters, a student must be enrolled in 6 or more semester hours per term to be classified as a full-time student. For financial aid purposes, students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours each term to be considered full-time and 6 credit hours to be considered half-time. The number of semester hour credits earned determines a student’s classification. Freshmen have earned fewer than 30 semester hours; sophomores have earned at least 30 semester hours; juniors have earned at least 60 semester hours; seniors at least 90 semester hours.