University of Southern Indiana


A student is usually identified as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior. Such a classification is applicable to the four years of full-time college attendance. However, an increase in hours earned during one or more semesters or enrollment in summer sessions may result in an accelerated program. Conversely, a smaller than normal class load may result in a prolonged program. Thus, it is more accurate to designate class standing in accordance with semester hours earned.

Effective Fall 2013, the following schedule of hours earned is used to establish class standing:

      0 - 14 hours       First Semester Freshman
    15 - 29 hours       Second Semester Freshman

    30 - 44 hours       First Semester Sophomore
    45 - 59 hours       Second Semester Sophomore

    60 - 74 hours       First Semester Junior
    75 - 89 hours       Second Semester Junior

    90 - 104 hours     First Semester Senior
    105+ hours          Second Semester Senior

This schedule has no necessary relationship to the cumulative hours and required grade point average necessary for continuing enrollment.

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