Classification of students is based upon the number of semester hours earned.

The following rules govern the classification of a student:

  1. Students are classified as freshmen until they have successfully completed thirty semester hours. Courses numbered 0-199 are primarily for freshmen.

  2. To be classed as a sophomore, a student must have earned at least thirty semester hours of credit. Courses numbered 200-299 are primarily for sophomores.

  3. To be classed as a junior, a student must have earned at least sixty semester hours of credit. Courses numbered 300-499 are primarily for juniors and seniors.

  4. To be classed as a senior, a student must have earned at least ninety semester hours of credit.

The term upper-classmen as used in this catalog means sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Courses numbered 500 and above are for graduate students only and cannot be counted toward undergraduate degree credit.


Definition of a Full- and Part-Time Student

During a regular semester, an undergraduate student enrolled in at least twelve semester hours is considered full-time. During a summer session, a student enrolled in six or more hours is considered full-time. Exceptions to this policy are the following: (1) student teaching, when this is the only course needed and when the course carries less than twelve hours credit; (2) a student enrolled in an internship course.

Interim (mini) courses (taught between semesters) are associated with the next upcoming semester.
Veterans attending the University under the G.I. Bill must maintain full-time status in any semester to be eligible for full benefits.

For students participating in an approved cross-enrollment program, the total hours enrolled at both Southeastern and the college/university at which the student is cross-enrolling will determine the students' full- or part-time enrollment status.