Originally Posted by GuestStar2004
they were still students though, they were not trainee X-men at that time, it wasn't untill X3 that they were
like there was no sign of kitty in X2 (unless you count as tiny cameo) so they just threw her randomly into the mix in X3 as a trainee
it was pretty apparent that the end of X2 was to show that Rogue and Iceman had earned there suits and were officially X-men.
X3 just opened up with a training mission for the entire team. it didn't suddenly mean Rogue and Iceman were still "X-men in training" hell the X-men in the comics were ALWAYS training in the danger room. The Danger room isn't just to train a newbee, but refine all skills for any X-man.