- Freshman: 0 - 29 semester hours earned
- Sophomore: 30 - 59 semester hours earned
- Junior: 60 - 89 semester hours earned
- Senior: 90 + semester hours earned
Remedial credits (courses numbered 000-099) do not count toward student level.
Guest Student – No Credit
Applicants who wish to register as a guest (no credit) without degree-seeking status should contact the Office of Admissions for current policies and procedures.
A guest (no credit) student may carry up to 6 hours per term. A guest (no credit) student is ineligible for financial aid. In place of a grade for each course, students receive the symbol AU (no credit) on their transcripts.
Guest Student – For Credit
Guest (for credit) student category is reserved for applicants who wish to enroll in courses without degree-seeking status. Applicants who wish to register as a guest (for credit) are required to complete a short application with the Office of Admissions each term that they wish to enroll. Guest (for credit) students are NOT REQUIRED to submit official transcripts, test scores or an application fee; however test scores or a transcript will be required to enroll in an English or math course. Tuition and fees are based on the number of credits for which they register and are INELIGIBLE to receive financial aid. A guest (for credit) student may carry up to 15 hours per semester and may earn a maximum of 30 semester hours while maintaining guest status. A guest (for credit) student must maintain a 2.000 cumulative grade-point average. Guest (for credit) students who wish to exceed the 30-semester hour maximum must formally apply for admission. For information on Guest (for credit) Student Status for graduate students, see Graduate Studies section in the catalog here.
An auditor is defined as a student who has been permitted to enroll in a course for which he or she will receive no credit. Auditors determine their own attendance, take no examinations, receive no grades, do not participate in classroom discussion except as permitted by the instructor and earn no credit. They pay the same tuition and fees as persons enrolled for credit. An auditor may not be reclassified to receive credit in the course after the drop period of the course has passed. In place of a grade, students receive the symbol NC (no credit) on their transcripts. Students wishing to register as auditors must declare their intention at registration and may not seek credit in the course after the drop period for the course has expired. Likewise, a student may not change his or her regular enrollment to auditor (no credit) status after the end of the drop period. Auditor (or no credit) forms are available in the Office of Admissions.