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Class Standing

Separate from the notion of "Satisfactory Academic Progress" is the subject of class standing. Advancement through the stages of freshman, sophomore, junior and senior is predicated on the number of semesters completed and hours earned toward completion of the degree program. Normally, eight (8) semesters completed are required to finish a baccalaureate degree program. Hence, class standing at Saint Joseph’s is based on the following scale, for candidates in the day division:

Class Standing

Credit Hours Earned


less than 24


24 to 53


54 to 83


84 or more

Please be advised that completion of a semester means that grades for courses have been issued. Semesters and courses in progress are not semesters earned. Questions about class standing may be directed to