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Classification of Students

Classification of Students

Matriculating students are those accepted into a major who are following a prescribed curriculum of study leading to a degree. Matriculating students are eligible for financial aid consideration. Undergraduate matriculants are grouped by class year based on the number of credits completed for registration, financial aid and reporting purposes; however, in certain majors, program requirements determine the graduation year.

  • Seniors have earned 86 or more credits.
  • Juniors have earned 56-85 credits.
  • Sophomores have earned 26-55 credits.
  • Freshmen have earned 25 or fewer credits.

Non-matriculating students have not been formally accepted into an academic program, whether they are attending undergraduate or graduate classes. Non-matriculating students are subject to the college’s academic policies and procedures. Students dismissed from the college or on a leave of absence may not attend as non-matriculating students.