Class Year and Anticipated Graduation Date
Class year is determined by the predicted year and month of graduation. Students are classified according to the number of credits they have completed by September:
|First year students||0-21 credits*|
|Sophomore standing||22-53 credits|
|Junior standing||54-83 credits|
|Senior standing||84 or more credits|
Although university commencement ceremonies only occur in May, degrees are also awarded in October and January. In all cases, students must inform the Office of Academic Services of their intentions to graduate prior to the first day of their last semester of registration. Students are not permitted to preregister for the semester after their anticipated graduation date except with special permission.
Students are reviewed for graduation eligibility based on their declared class year and graduation month. Therefore, students must keep the Office of Academic Services apprised of their anticipated graduation year and month.
Students may reclassify their graduation year and month by submitting a reclassification request online: