Class standing or classification is determined by the total number of credit hours earned. Students are considered part of the following classifications based on the credit hours indicated:
- First-Year: 0-29 hours
- Sophomore: 30-59 hours
- Junior: 60-89 hours
- Senior: 90 or more hours
Some courses have restrictions based on classification. For example, certain sections of courses are only open to first-year students while others like major capstone courses are only available to seniors. Eligibility certifications for financial aid or the NCAA may have different rules based on classification and/or number of credit hours attempted or earned.