The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Cadet Classifications

Undergraduate students’ academic classification is based strictly on earned credit hours.  Beginning fall 2018, the table below reflects the required number of earned credit hours for each designated academic classification.

 Credits Earned  Academic Classification
 0 - 14  First Semester Freshman
 15 - 29  Second Semester Freshman
 30 - 44  First Semester Sophomore
 45 - 59  Second Semester Sophomore
 60 - 74  First Semester Junior
 75 - 89  Second Semester Junior
 90 - 114  First Semester Senior
 115 and above  Second Semester Senior

Academic classification is used by the Office of Financial Aid to determine loan eligibility.  For cadets, the Commandant’s Office also uses academic classification to determine room assignments, the appropriate class numeral, class privileges, and eligibility to hold cadet rank.

 

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