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Student Success


Academic Rules

“You have to know the rules to stay in the game.” This applies not only to competitive games like football, but also to the “game” of life and all it involves: family, work, friends … and school! Make sure you know the academic rules and stay on the path to success at Windward CC.

Academic Status

If you received a letter notifying you of unsatisfactory academic progress (UAP) status, click below for information specific to your situation. Refer to your letter if you’re unsure of which academic action applies.

The information here is not a substitute for academic advising. Please see a counselor if you have questions about your academic progress at Windward CC.

Call 235-7413 for an appointment.

You’ll find this site helpful if you’re:

  • Feeling academically overwhelmed
  • Having trouble balancing school with other responsibilities
  • Concerned about transferring to another institution
  • Counting on your education to lead to better job opportunities

Why is this information important?

  • If I'm only taking classes for interest?
  • If I don’t know if I want to earn an AA?
  • If I just want to get my “Gen Ed”, "core", or "liberals" done and transfer to a university?

    Click here to find out

Feeling Overwhelmed?

I’m making satisfactory progress but feel overwhelmed. I don’t have time to see a counselor right now, but will later on.

What can I do to help myself in the meantime?

How Many Credits Should I Take?

Each course credit is equal to one hour per week in class, and that each course credit requires a minimum of 2 hours outside study? This means that a 3 credit course will take up at least 3 hours of your time per week. A full-time college student with 12 credits can expect to put in at least 36 hours per week to attend classes, do homework and study. Being a full-time student is a full-time job!

Try calculating how much time you have to spend at school.

We also have a GPA Calculator that you can use.