37-00 Entrance to a College or Major


37-70 Academic Classification of Students by Semester

Revisions to Policy 37-70 were approved by the Senate on December 6, 2011. Implementation pending ACUE action. To view revisions, see the legislative report.

A degree candidate's semester classification is based upon the following table of total credits earned:

Total Credits Earned* Semester Classification
13 or fewer 1
13.1 to 27 2
27.1 to 43 3
43.1 to 59 4
59.1 to 75 5
75.1 to 91 6
91.1 to 107 7
107.1 to 123 8
123.1 to 139 9
139.1 to 155 10
155.1 or more 11

*Total credits earned equal the accumulation of all Penn State credits successfully completed by letter grades A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, or symbols SA, R, S; credits by examination as defined by Section 42-50; and credit granted by transfer from other colleges and universities as defined in Sections 42-80 and 42-90.

Revised: 10/6/81
Revised: 2/1/83

Revised: 12/6/11