Class standing is determined by the number of semester hours which a student has satisfactorily completed. Students who have earned fewer than 30 semester hours are classified as freshmen. Sophomore status is granted to a student who has earned a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit. Junior and senior standing require a minimum of 60 and 90 semester hours of credit respectively, and a record which indicates ability to fulfill all program and general College requirements for a degree. Standing as a masters degree candidate is reserved for students who have been formally accepted into a graduate program.