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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 (effective beginning Fall 2016)

Total Credits Earned
Semester Classification
Status
14.0 or fewer 1 First-Year Student
14.1 to 29 2

29.1 to 44 3 Sophomore
44.1 to 59 4

59.1 to 74 5 Junior
74.1 to 89 6

89.1 to 104 7 Senior
104.1 to 119 8
119.1 to 134 9
134.1 to 149 10
149.1 or more 11