Classification

Students are assigned a classification at the beginning of each semester based on the total number of semester hours accumulated, including transfer credits and degrees earned.

A student who has been admitted to a degree program is said to be a regular or a matriculated student. A student holding a baccalaureate or higher degree is classified as a post-baccalaureate student. All other students are classified as undergraduate students.

Student classifications and the basis for each are as follows:

Classification

Criterion

Freshman

0-29 semester hours

Sophomore

30-59 semester hours

Junior

60-89 semester hours

Senior

90 or more semester hours

Post-baccalaureate

Holding a bachelor's (or higher) degree

Graduate

Holding a bachelor's (or higher) degree and being admitted to a graduate program