Classification of Degree-Seeking Students

Texas A&M University-San Antonio enrolls degree-seeking students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. An undergraduate student is one who has not yet received a baccalaureate degree. A graduate student has earned a baccalaureate degree and is enrolled in graduate coursework.

A degree-seeking undergraduate is classified as a freshman (or first-year student), sophomore, junior, or senior according to the number of semester credit hours earned, as follows:

Classification Semester Credit Hours Earned
Freshman (or First-Year Student) fewer than 30
Sophmore at least 30, but fewer than 60
Junior at least 60, but fewer than 90
Senior 90 or more