A degree student is one who takes courses for credit toward a degree at the university.
A student who takes courses for credit but without expectation of a degree is called a non-degree student.
An auditor is a student who takes courses without expectation of credit.
A degree student who takes 12 or more credits during a semester is considered a full-time student. A degree student who takes fewer than 12 credits for credit is considered a part-time student. A degree-seeking student is ranked by credits successfully
fewer than 28 credits = freshman
between 28 and 59 credits = sophomore
between 60 and 91 credits = junior
92 credits or more = senior