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.