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Classification of Students - Undergraduate

A degree-seeking student is a student who has been admitted to the College and has declared an intention to pursue the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Degree-seeking students are admitted as either first-time freshman, transfer, or former. Degree-seeking students are also classified according to semester credits completed (earned), as follows: 

  Freshman   Fewer than 30 semester credits  
  Sophomore    30-59 semester credits
  Junior   60-89 semester credits
  Senior   90 or more semester credits

Unclassified students are defined as students enrolled in undergraduate courses who are not pursuing a degree, either by choice or because they are ineligible to do so. Those who are not degree-seeking by choice include post-baccalaureate students pursuing teacher licensure, exchange students, and students preparing for advanced studies or attending for personal enrichment or career development. Students who are ineligible to be degree seeking include concurrent students attending high school and college concurrently and Guest Status students. 

Revision History 

This policy was revised Aug. 25, 2015 to align with the March 19, 2015 revision of the Undergraduate Academic Standings policy that eliminated the Guest Status option for readmission to the College after academic disqualification, but allowed students actively participating in the Guest program as of March 19, 2015 to maintain their Guest status.