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Classification of Students

At the end of each semester, students are classified as follows:

  • Freshman: A student who is entitled to regular or conditional admission with less than thirty credits.

  • Sophomore: A student must have earned thirty or more credits.

  • Junior: A student must have earned sixty or more credits.

  • Senior: A student must have earned ninety or more credits.

  • Second bachelor's degree candidate: A student who has already earned one or more baccalaureate degrees and is seeking another.

  • Non-degree undergraduate student: A student taking courses for special interest, but not planning on using the credit toward a degree.

  • Non-degree graduate student: A student with at least a baccalaureate degree but not seeking another degree.

  • Graduate degree student: A student who has at least a baccalaureate degree and has been accepted into the College of Graduate Studies.

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