Student Classifications & Status

Clarkson College uses certain terms to describe a student’s classification or status. It is important for students to know these classifications so they may be aware of associated policies that may affect their continued attendance at Clarkson College. The following classifications are used at Clarkson College:

Student Classification:

Degree/Certificate Seeking Student For College Credit: A student who chooses to seek a degree and/or certificate at Clarkson College. Students must be accepted for admission to a specific academic program.
Non-Degree Seeking Student for College Credit: A student seeking personal or professional development or who has not been admitted to a specific academic program is not eligible for financial aid.
International F1 On Campus Student: A student in the United States on a temporary F-1 visa attending Clarkson College on campus.
Visiting Student: A student who currently attending another college or university, and not seeking a degree at Clarkson College. Students are not eligible for financial aid.

Programs:
Undergraduate Student: A student enrolled in credit courses leading to a certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
Graduate Student: A student who is enrolled in courses leading to a master’s or doctoral degree.

Student Status:

Academic Probation: A student who has not maintained the required Cumulative Grade Point Average.
Academic Dismissal: A student who has been removed from the academic program for academic reasons.
Active Student: A student who has matriculated and is eligible for enrollment. The student may not be enrolled for the current term.
Currently Enrolled: A student who is enrolled for the current term.
Conditionally Admitted: A student who has been accepted to Clarkson College but does not meet all of the College admission requirements. Procedure: The Academic Review Committee will review conditionally admitted students at the end of their first semester to determine if they may continue as a fully admitted student.
Full-Time Student: An undergraduate student is full-time if enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per fall, spring or summer term.
Graduate Student: A graduate student is full time if enrolled in at least six graduate credit hours per fall, spring or summer term.
Part-Time Student: An undergraduate student is part-time if enrolled in less than 12 credit hours per fall or spring or summer terms. A graduate student is part-time if enrolled in less than six graduate credit hours per fall, spring or summer terms.