First Time in College
This attribute identifies students who are first time undergraduate students.
If the student has never attended college or any other post secondary institution, the institution will identify the student as a “first-time in college” student. From the THECB manual:
Students should not be reported as first-time-entering college until they have completed their high school work. Therefore, include as first-time students those who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school)”.
As stated in the Current Version Reporting and Procedures Manual for Texas Public Universities, THECB; http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/.