glossary

Education Level

Undergraduate Student

Lower Division Student

A degree- or certificate-seeking student classified as a freshman or sophomore.

  • Freshman – A student with 0-29 credits completed. (Previously 0-24 credits)
  • Sophomore – A student with 30-59 credits completed. (Previously 25-54 credits)

Upper Division Student

A degree- or certificate-seeking student classified as a junior or senior.

  • Junior – A student with 60-89 credits completed.  (Previously 55-88 credits)
  • Senior – A student with 90 or more credits completed. (Previously 89+ credits)

Unclassified Student

A student (at a 4-year campus, who does not have a baccalaureate degree) who has not been admitted to a specific degree, certificate or diploma program, but has been admitted to enroll in credit courses.

Graduate Student

A student who has been admitted to the Graduate Division, the School of Law, the MD program of the School of Medicine, or a professional diploma/certificate program, or who is an unclassified post-baccalaureate student.