Jul 12, 2024  
2016-2017 Gaston College Student Handbook 

Student Enrollment Status

If you are enrolled in 12 or more credit hours, you are considered a full-time student. If you are enrolled in less than 12 credit hours, you are considered a part-time student. If you have financial aid, less than 12 credit hours could cause your aid to be reduced. 9-11 credit hours is considered three-quarter time, 6-8 credit hours is considered half-time, and 5 or fewer credit hours is considered less than half time. If you have student loans and are enrolled as less than half-time, you will not be in a deferred status and will be in repayment.

Visiting Students

Students from other colleges and universities who wish to take a class at Gaston College in order to transfer the work back to their home institution must complete an application for admission. Students should be prepared to submit official transcripts as proof of prerequisites that have been completed prior to enrolling at Gaston College.

Students who attend Gaston College and wish to take a class at another college or university for credit towards their Gaston College degree must apply and meet admission requirements at the other college or university. Once course work is completed at another school, an official transcript is requested by the student to be mailed back to Gaston College for evaluation of transfer credit.

Special Credit Students

Students who take class for personal interest or improvement are considered a special credit student. They may take up to 15 credit hours of non-degree, certificate, or diploma classes before declaring a major.

Career and College Promise (CCP)

CCP provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities tuition-free for eligible North Carolina high school students, allowing them to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. Please contact Educational Partnerships at 704.922.6297 or 704-922-2424 for additional information or visit www.gaston.edu/career-college-promise/.