Academic Standing

Students are classified by year according to the number of credits and grade points they have earned:

  • Freshman: fewer than 24 credits
  • Sophomore: at least 24 credits and 48 grade points
  • Junior: at least 54 credits and 108 grade points
  • Senior: at least 86 credits and 172 grade points

These credits and grade points must be in courses that count toward a Letters & Science undergraduate degree.

Every L&S undergraduate student is expected to maintain at least a C average (2.0 grade point average) on all work carried, whether passed or not, in each semester or summer session. Failure to earn this minimum grade point average will result in a status of probation, strict probation, or dropped. For more information, see probation & dropped status.