Classification of Students
Students may enroll in courses for academic credit or as auditors. On admission to the
Classified Student: A student who is admitted as a degree seeking student in an organized program leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, or Bachelor of Applied Science degrees or a certificate program. Classified status is required to earn a degree and most certificates from UH West O‘ahu.
Unclassified Student: A student who would like to take courses from UH West O‘ahu but does not wish, or does not qualify, to enroll in a degree or certificate program, may apply for admission as a non-degree seeking student. A non-degree seeking student is not a candidate for a certificate or a degree and will not be eligible to become a candidate unless he or she meets admission requirements for classified status. Non-degree seeking students will be allowed to register for classes on a space-available basis.
In order to be categorized as a classified student and eligible to earn a degree or certificate, a student must submit official transcripts for evaluation to determine the total number of transferable credits. Credits will also be evaluated for applicability towards their degree program.
Certificate-Seeking Student: A student who is admitted to the Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM) program to earn the certificate only. Certificate-seeking students for DPEM do not need to meet classified status. A certificate-seeking only student in DPEM is not eligible to be a candidate for any other certificate or Bachelor degree offered by this University, unless the student meets the UH West O‘ahu admission requirements as a classified student.
Full-time Student: A student who is registered for 12 or more semester credit hours during the fall or spring semester, or six credits for the summer session term. Students on financial aid, scholarships or grants should consult with the Financial Aid Officer to ensure meeting aid requirements and/or definition of full-time classification.
Student Class Standing: Freshman, 0-24 credits completed; Sophomores, 25-54 credits completed; Juniors, 55-88 credits completed; and Seniors, 89 or more credits completed.
Auditor: A student who registers for, and attends class with the permission of the instructor. The student receives no credit or grade for the course and is not required to take course examinations. The extent of a student’s classroom participation is at the instructor’s discretion. A student auditing a course must submit an application to the Student Services Office, and remit the appropriate tuition and fees.