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Semester Classification

An undergraduate degree candidate's semester classification is used for establishing the following:

  • how early a student may register
  • assigning classes with a prerequisite semester classification
  • change of campus assignment
  • eligibility for parking on campus

This classification is based on the following table of credits earned (policy 37-70):

Academic Classification by Semester

Total Credits Earned
Semester Classification
Status
13.0 or less 1 First-Year Student
13.1 to 27 2

27.1 to 43 3 Sophomore
43.1 to 59 4

59.1 to 75 5 Junior
75.1 to 91 6

91.1 to 107 7 Senior
107.1 to 123 8
123.1 to 139 9
139.1 to 155 10
155.1 or more 11