University of Alabama students are classified as follows:
|Freshman||0–30 semester credit hours earned|
|Sophomore||31–60 semester credit hours earned|
|Junior||61–90 semester credit hours earned|
|Senior||91 or more semester credit hours earned|
|Second-year law student||30 hours earned in law courses|
|Third-year law student||56 hours earned in law courses|
Upper division and lower division. Certain colleges and schools within the University recognize two enrollment categories, upper division and lower division. To progress from the lower division to the upper division in any college or school, the student must meet all requirements specified by that college or school. Admission to the lower division in a college or school does not guarantee progression to the upper division. Each student should consult academic advisors in the college or school of his or her enrollment to learn about the requirements for progression to the upper division.