Undergraduate Classification

Undergraduate Classification

Undergraduate degree-seeking students are classified according to the total number of credits earned.

Classification Completed Credits
Freshman 0 - 26
Sophomore 27 - 59
Junior 60 - 89
Senior 90 or more

Credit limitations may be placed on students who have not been fully admitted to a degree program at NDSU. Also, classification or standing in a declared plan of study may vary from the classification used by the university in determining academic standing, financial aid award levels, etc.

Undergraduate Non-degree Student

A student who is not seeking a degree or who has not completed the formal application process for admission is considered a non-degree students. Non-degree students may take a maximum of 15 undergraduate credits. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.