2022-23 Catalog

Undergraduate Credit and Classification

A “semester hour,” used interchangeably with “credit hour,” is a course unit normally involving three to four hours of student effort per week during one semester. This includes both in-class contact hours and out-of-class activities. The major parameters influencing the in-class/out-of-class division include the mode of instruction and the level of the course.

Student Classification Guidelines

Student classification is based on completed credit hours. Currently enrolled courses (in progress courses) are not used for this calculation. The following outlines total earned credits required for each classification:

EARNED CREDITS CLASSIFICATION
0-23 Freshman
24-53 Sophomore
54-83 Junior
84+ Senior

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