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Classification of Undergraduate Students


Effective Date Mar 29, 2018

All new students are classified as freshmen unless they have completed sufficient transferable credit hours at another college or university to qualify for advanced standing at Florida Tech. The university operates on the semester system, and course credits are computed on that basis. For those students who have completed college work elsewhere, classification is based on credit hours accepted at Florida Tech rather than the amount of work presented.

Melbourne Campus

Melbourne campus undergraduate students are classified by student level as follows:

Freshman 0–29 credit hours
Sophomore 30–55 credit hours
Junior 56–84 credit hours
Senior 85 credit hours and above

Students whose studies at Florida Tech began under the quarter system are classified on the basis of all credits earned under both systems, with quarter hours being translated to semester hours according to the ratio of three quarter hours to two semester hours.

Florida Tech Online Students

Florida Tech defines the academic year for Florida Tech Online undergraduate programs as 24 credit hours over 32 weeks of instruction. Students are classified by year as:

First year 0–24 credit hours
Second year 25–48 credit hours
Third year 49–72 credit hours
Fourth year 73–96 credit hours
Fifth year 97 credit hours and above

All new students are classified as first year unless they have completed sufficient transferable credit hours at another college or university to qualify for advanced standing at Florida Tech. The university operates on the semester system and course credits are computed on that basis. For those students who have completed work elsewhere, classification is based on credit hours accepted at Florida Tech rather than the amount of work presented.