Classification of Students

Class standings are defined as follows:

Undergraduate Student: A student who is a matriculated candidate for a baccalaureate degree and is
classified as:
Freshman:  A student with fewer than 7.00 units earned toward a degree.


Sophomore: A student with at least 7.00 but fewer than 15.00 units earned toward a degree.


Junior:  A student with at least 15.00 but fewer than 23.00 units earned toward a degree.


Senior:  A student with at least 23.00 units earned toward a degree.


Graduate:  A student with at least a baccalaureate degree, enrolled in courses to complete another
baccalaureate degree, to complete pre-requisites for graduate or professional school, or to accumulate
additional credit.


Graduate Degree Candidate:  A student who is admitted with graduate standing and is granted candidacy
by the Director of Graduate Study for a master’s or doctoral degree.


Non-matriculant:  A student who is not a candidate for a degree, including someone who is only auditing
courses. A non-matriculant must complete a Non-Matriculant Registration Agreement, which may be
obtained from the Office of the Registrar, prior to enrollment. No more than 3.00 units taken as a nonmatriculant will apply toward an undergraduate degree.


Contingent: A temporary status describing a student who has applied for admission into a degree program
and whose application is incomplete or subject to a condition.