Student Classifications


Students are classified as follows:

Freshman - Completed less than 30 semester hours;

Sophomore - Completed 30 or more semester hours;

Other - Not pursuing a specific educational goal or having an associate or higher degree

Full-time status - A student is considered full-time if he/ she is enrolled in twelve or more credit hours (six credit hours for the summer term).

Half-time status - A student is considered half-time if he/ she is enrolled in 6 or more credit hours, but less than twelve credit hours (three credit hours for the summer term).

Summer classification may be different for financial aid purposes.

The normal full-time academic load is 12 to 18 semester hours. Students wishing to enroll in 19 to 21 semester hours (excluding orientation, physical education, and/or applied music),must obtain permission from an academic advisor and the Vice-President of Student Services.


Seven Steps to Enrollment:
1. Apply for Admissions
2. Apply for Financial Aid
3. Testing & Assessment (COMPASS)
4. Academic Advising
5. Registration
6. Tuition Payments
7. New Student Orientation
Quicklinks:
- About KC
- College Catalog
- Class Schedule
- myKC
- Blackboard
- Student Email