Students are classified by year according to the number of degree credits they have earned:
- Freshman Standing (Level): fewer than 24 degree credits
- Sophomore Standing (Level): at least 24 degree credits
- Junior Standing (Level): at least 54 degree credits
- Senior Standing (Level): at least 86 degree credits
These degree credits must be in courses that count toward an L&S undergraduate degree. Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate credits, credit by department examination, and retroactive credits (retrocredits) will count toward a student’s class standing (level).
Every L&S undergraduate student is expected to maintain at least a C average (2.000 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 L&S academic probation system.