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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
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