Class Standing and Academic Progress

Class Standing and Academic Progress

If a B.A./B.S. student intends to graduate in eight semesters, normal progress toward a degree is a minimum of 28 credits completed by the end of the second semester of the freshman year and 15 to 18 credits completed during each of the remaining six semesters for a total of 120 credits. Under this definition of normal progress, students are classified as follows:

Freshmen 1 to 29 credits
Sophomores 30 to 59 credits
Juniors 60 to 89 credits
Seniors 90 or more credits

Students who wish to accelerate their progress and graduate in fewer than eight semesters must consistently take 17 or 18 credits each semester and attend summer sessions. In this way, a student can graduate in three calendar years.