REG 02.65.01 – Classification of Undergraduate Degree Students

Authority: Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

History: First Issued: 1966. Last Revised: Fall 1995

Contact Info: Vice Provost for Registration and Records (919-515-2572)

1. Introduction

Undergraduate degree students are classified according to the number of completed credit hours. The required number of hours of each classification is as follows:


Credit Hours Earned Classification
0 to 29 Freshman (FR)
AGI First Year (01)
30 to 59 Sophomore (SO)
AGI Second Year (02)
60 to 91 Junior (JR)
92 or more Senior (SR)


2. Transition to New Classification

Students classified under the old system as SO (or 02) as of the start of Fall 1995 will retain that classification, regardless of whether they have attained 30 hours as of the start of Fall 1995.