Those enrolled at Carroll College are classified as either degree students or non-degree students. Degree students are those who have met all entrance requirements and have been approved for a course of study leading to the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science degree. Non-degree students are those who are enrolled at Carroll College, usually on a part-time basis, and who are not seeking a degree. Non-degree students may complete a maximum of 18 credits, after which time they are required to become a certificate or degree-seeking candidate.

A full-time student is one who is enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester credits of college courses. For purposes of financial aid, athletic eligibility, determination of student standing, and for many scholarships, a student must be enrolled full-time. A part-time student is one who is enrolled for 11 credit hours or fewer.

Students are classified as:

  • Freshmen when they are admitted as degree students and have fewer than 30 completed credits;
  • Sophomores when the record shows 30 to 59 completed credits;
  • Juniors when the record shows 60 to 89 completed credits;
  • Seniors when the record shows a minimum of 90 completed credits.