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Student Classifications

Academic Classifications:

4A (first-semester freshman) through

  • 3B (second-semester sophomore) are based strictly on hours earned. For example, to be classified 3A (first-semester sophomore), the cadet’s total hours earned must be no less than 8 fewer than the total hours required through the spring semester of the freshman year of the major course of study.
  • To be academically eligible to be classified as a first-semester junior (2A), a cadet should have completed the Fine Arts requirement in addition to the requirement for hours earned.
  • To be academically eligible to be classified as a first-semester senior (1A), a cadet must have earned a sufficient number of hours to be no more than 8 hours short of the number of hours required in the major course of study through the summer semester of the junior year.

Class Privileges

  • Cadets are considered for privileges based on their Academic Classifications.
  • To be eligible to receive class privileges, a cadet must not be on Academic Probation and must be both conduct and physically proficient.

A table of credit hours required for each academic classification for each major is provided below for students entering in 2012, for example. To find student classifications for other entering years, please click on the Registrar's Web page, http://www.citadel.edu/registrar/ then click on Classification for the table of credit hours determined by the year a student entered The Citadel.

Academic Classifications According to Major Courses of Study

MAJOR

4B

3A

3B

2A

2B

1A

1B

BADM

9

25

45

64

83

101

119

BAAC

9

25

45

64

83

101

119

BIOL

10

27

46

64

83

101

119

BIOT

10

30

48

69

85

104

116

CHEM B.A.

9

25

41

59

77

93

111

CHEM B.S.

9

25

41

59

76

94

115

BioCHEM

7

21

40

58

77

94

113

CHMT

9

25

44

62

80

98

118

CIVL

11

30

50

69

91

110

129

CRMJ

9

25

46

66

84

101

119

CSCI

11

31

50

67

86

104

122

EDSS

9

28

46

63

81

98

116

ELEC

9

28

47

66

85

104

122

MLNG: FREN

9

25

46

66

84

101

119

MLNG: GER

9

25

46

66

84

101

119

MLNG: Ger. Teaching

9

25

46

66

84

101

119

MLNG: SPAN

9

25

46

66

84

101

119

MLNG: Sp. Teaching

9

25

46

66

84

101

119

HIST

8

23

44

64

83

101

119

MATH

10

30

48

66

85

103

121

PHED: Health

9

24

42

59

79

100

121

PHED: Sp. Mgt.

9

28

45

61

83

104

122

PHED: Teach

9

24

42

59

79

100

118

PHYS

12

30

50

69

89

107

124

PSAG

8

23

44

64

83

101

119

PSIP

8

23

44

64

83

101

119

PSLS

8

23

44

64

83

101

119

 

Academic classification is are used by the Office of Financial Aid to determine loan eligibility and by the Commandant’s Office to determine room assignments, the appropriate class numeral, class privileges, and the eligibility to hold cadet rank.