Undergraduate Catalog - Academic Policy - Classifications of Students | Judson University Christian College

Classification of Students

Enrollment Load

Twelve semester hours is the minimum enrollment load to be classified as full time. Less than 12 hours is classified as part time: 9, 10 or 11 semester hours is three-quarter time; 6, 7, or 8 semester hours is half time; fewer than 6 semester hours is less than half time.

Enrollment for more than 18 semester hours constitutes an overload and is permitted only for students with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Exceptions must be approved by the registrar or designee. Hourly rate tuition is charged for overloads. Some services provided by students are awarded a semester credit hour but are not included in the credit hour count for overload. Examples include musical ensembles such as MUS 150 University Choir.

Year in university

Students are classified according to the credit hours they have accumulated.

Semester Hours Classification
0-27.99 Freshmen
28-59.99 Sophomores
60-89.99 Juniors
90 or more Seniors





  • "Undergraduate:" includes students who have not earned a Bachelor's degree.
  • "Graduate:" includes university/college graduates who are pursuing a Master's degree.

Course Numbers

  • 000-099 No Credit (not applied to graduation) and/or pre-university courses
  • 100-199 Freshman level
  • 200-299 Sophomore level
  • 300-399 Junior level - open to freshmen only by approval
  • 400-499 Senior level - not open to freshmen
  • 500-599 Graduate level - not open to underclassmen
  • 600-699 Graduate level - not open to underclassmen
  • 700-799 Doctoral level - not open to underclassmen or graduate students

International Students

Non-immigrant international students must follow the regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. These include, but are not limited to: continuing as a full-time student and not accepting off-campus employment without authorization from the designated school official and, when required, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Applications for admission and additional information are available from the Office of Enrollment Services.

Student Success and Registrar's Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Associate Vice President for Student Success and

University Registrar


Heather Johnson
Assistant Registrar


Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (BA) and Graduate


Kat Hamilton
Academic Records Coordinator - Adult Professional


Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar:
Course Schedule and Data Specialist


Kayla Collins

First Year Freshmen Academic Advisor:

Traditional and Adult Professional (AA)

Transcript Orders


Kirsten Olson
Transfer Student Director


Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor


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