Students at SCC are classified according to hours enrolled and hours completed. Part-time students earn fewer than 12 hours per semester, while full-time students carry 12 or more. During the summer semester, full-time student status requires 6 or more credit hours (for academic purposes). Full-time status for financial aid in the summer is 12 or more credit hours.
|Full time||12 or more hours||6 or more|
|Part time||11 hours or less||5 or less|
A freshman is any student who has completed fewer than 28 credit hours; a sophomore has completed 28 credit hours or more.
Except as indicated below, the maximum number of credit hours for which a student may enroll during the fall or spring is 18. During the summer, the maximum is 10 hours taken concurrently. Any course repeated counts as part of the course load.
It is recommended that the maximum course load for each of the following academic sessions be observed:
|Academic Session||Course Load|
|Summer||10 credit hours|
|Fall||18 credit hours|
|Spring||18 credit hours|
Repeated courses count as part of the course load.
Students with a superior scholastic record may be permitted to register for more than the recommended maximum providing they meet the following GPA prerequisites:
Students wishing to take more than 21 hours must receive special permission from the Academic Affairs Office.
A veteran, in order to receive maximum assistance under the Veterans Education Law (G.I. Bill), must carry at least 12 hours of credit per semester.